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Manchester United: These fans remain unconvinced about Fred

Manchester United: These fans remain unconvinced about Fred

Manchester United midfielder Fred felt pleased with his performance at the weekend and believes that he is adapting to life in English football.

The 26-year-old was speaking to Andy Mitten of The National about his display against Liverpool on Sunday, as well as his time at the club thus far, with the journalist subsequently sharing a link to the interview on his Twitter profile @AndyMitten.

Fred came to Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk in a £52m move (as per Sky Sports) in summer 2018 but has scored just once so far for United and has been criticised by several pundits in recent months.

Roy Keane accused him of “cheating” his team-mates in a defeat to Manchester City in April on Sky Sports [via The Independent], while Gary Neville claimed in his Sky Sports podcast that he has failed to justify his transfer fee, and Michael Owen called him “a moderate player” on BT Sport [via Daily Mail] earlier this month.

While there were some positives to Fred’s performance against Liverpool – he won two tackles and his passing success rate of 91.3% was the highest of any United player to start the game, as per WhoScored – these Manchester United fans on Twitter remain unconvinced by the Brazilian’s ability:

What did you make of Fred’s display against Liverpool at the weekend? Do you think he can become a vital part of Manchester United’s line-up this season? Comment below with your views!

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