If there was a Premier League most improved participant award, Fred would’ve been a number one candidate for the prize final season.
His first time period at Manchester United was at occasions painful to observe as he seemed out of his depth within the Premier League.
However fast-forward just a few months and the Brazilian was a brand new man final season, significantly impressing in a victory at Manchester City in December 2019.
However how did his fortunes change? Fred solely revealed to talkSPORT the secrets and techniques behind the distinction in his success between seasons one and two at Previous Trafford.
“I’m actually proud of the 2 years I’ve spent right here,” Fred mentioned.
“Primarily it’s an honour to symbolize this nice membership, all gamers dream of taking part in for this crew and I’m glad to be part of Manchester United’s historical past.
“I hope to remain right here for a really, very very long time and I hope not simply to carry pleasure to myself however to all of the Manchester United followers.
“The primary season was tough for me, it was the method of settling in. It was a brand new league, I didn’t have a lot assist, it was sophisticated for me.
“Coming into the second season I understood the sport we performed and the Premier League higher. I understood what I needed to do and do extra of. I additionally felt extra relaxed as a result of my son was born and my state of affairs at house relaxed. The distinction was that I had settled each on and off the pitch.”
Nevertheless, the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January in addition to Donny van de Beek this summer time has seen competitors for locations in United’s midfield intensify vastly.
However Fred is ready to look past the frustrations of struggling to get within the crew.
“It’s nice having these wonderful gamers alongside you, it’s essential in providing you with confidence,” he added.
“The arrival of those gamers have been essential as we have to have a robust squad. You have a look at the run of fixtures forward of us, having all these gamers goes to be essential.”
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