Brazil legend, Rivaldo has urged compatriot, Fred to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place.
While he admitted that his fellow countryman’s first season in England was not spectacular, however he challenged him to show real fighting spirit to secure a place in the first-team in the upcoming season.
Here’s what Rivaldo said:
“Things haven’t been easy for Fred at Manchester United and some people say he should find another club. But I disagree with that,” he told Betfair.
“He is a good player who needs to be patient and keep working hard to earn a starting position in the United midfield.
“I don’t think leaving would solve his problems, and it would be preferable to stay and keep fighting for his place.”
The player’s first season was one to forget as he battled with injuries and poor form, but hopefully he can take this advice and come good for the club from next season.
United signed Fred last summer for a fee of £52.5m, as he made the switch to Old Trafford from Ukrainian side Shahktar Donetsk, and former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson who also struggled to perform during his time at Old Trafford has revealed why his fellow Brazilian has failed to perform so far.
Kleberson told the Manchester Evening News: “Last season for Man United, Fred and Andreas Pereira had come in off the back of a good season.
“When you have players from different cultures and Brazil, they play more technical, more balls to feet in a fluid Brazilian style.
“When the team is not doing well, it’s tough because they may not be suited to the playing style.
“When Man United play two players in the middle, it can be difficult to not see much of the ball, and because of that Brazilian style, these players may struggle.
“If the team is doing well and other players are improving, this will give Fred and Pereira the encouragement to come out and play more and we see their improvement in England.”