There is no denying how much of an underwhelming signing Fred has been given the expectation that came with his arrival at Old Trafford.
The 26-year-old joined Manchester United for big money and was seen by some as the next Fernandinho.
Yet he barely featured under Jose Mourinho and, when he did, he failed to make much of an impression.
With all of that being said, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins, the Brazilian midfielder has shown some signs of life.
His performance against Paris Saint-Germain in his side’s Champions League comeback, in particular, was impressive and has now given Manchester United supporters reason to be optimistic about his future at the club.
That game, Fred was energetic and tenacious, showing the sort characteristics many feel the Red Devils’ midfield has been missing.
Going forward, based on that display, a midfield of the Brazil international, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, who has also managed to find some form in recent weeks, could lay the foundations for a title challenge next season.
There is still a lot more Fred needs to do to show Solskjaer and fans that he is the answer, but recent signs have been encouraging.
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