Fred has hit the 100 game milestone for Manchester United.
The Brazilian’s appearance against West Bromwich Albion takes him into triple figures, in just his third season at the club.
Considering how Fred played so infrequently in his first season at the club, 25 appearances in all competitions, he has done incredibly well to reach 100.
It really shows how important a player he has become under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the past couple of seasons.
Fred says he is honoured to make the achievement and is now targeting another 100.
Fred has four more appearances than Eric Bailly, who signed for United two years earlier. The defender has been hampered by injuries.
For added context, Fred has now made more appearances for United than Carlos Tevez (99), Diego Forlan (98), and Romelu Lukaku (96).
He has also made more appearances than fellow South Americans, Juan Veron (83) and Gabriel Heinze (82).
Fred still has a long way to go to match United’s most regularly selected Brazilians, Rafael da Silva (170) and Anderson (181).
Time to add goals
What stands out for Fred is that he has only managed to score three goals during his 100 games. Two of these came in the same match against Club Brugge, with the other against Wolves back in 2018.
He managed to score 15 goals in 155 appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk.
While we don’t expect Fred to ever become prolific, he will want to get on the scoresheet more than he has done. This season he sits on zero, with it now almost exactly 12 months since his previous strikes.
If Fred makes it to 200 appearances, which he has a chance of doing as he is on a long term contract until 2024, Fred will want to find the net more regularly than he has done over his past 100 games.
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