Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed the impact of Fred in the club’s recent games, after an early poor run of form.
The Brazilian has been a regular presence in United’s midfield in recent matches, providing the much-needed support for the defence, and helping the team win vital matches.
But Fred hasn’t always been a starter for Solskjaer’s United. After starting last season in similar form, the midfielder was dropped when Bruno Fernandes arrived in January.
However, instead of complain, he kept training hard and remained patient, and Solskjaer is happy with his attitude.
Speaking to the media recently about Fred’s impact, Solskjaer said: “He’s got incredible attributes, and we are seeing the better side of Fred, definitely. We’ve waited for it, he played a fantastic season last season and did what we wanted for him.
“He’s a humble boy, works really hard and, as he said after the game, he missed a couple of passes but that’s in his genes to look to improve and to look at his own performance, his high energy.
“He’s little but his point of gravity, his balance is fantastic, he’s so sharp, wins the balls and can play a good pass, delighted with his development.”
United haven’t lost any of their last four matches, and Fred had interestingly been at the centre of it all.