Manchester United players have had almost two weeks to reflect on the 6-1 hammering in the club’s last match.

United were totally outplayed at home to Tottenham and have had two weeks to reflect on the loss.

Midfielder Fred was a half-time substitute in the loss and he said the players spent time talking about the loss after the game.

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Fred told the club website: “Nobody wants to lose a game, especially at home and by that scoreline. We’ve thought a lot about it and talked a lot in the dressing room.

“It was really bad for us, but we have to come back stronger, better, more focused and I’m sure that Saturday we start all over again. It will be a great game against Newcastle and we need to do our best to get the win.”

The Brazilian says he feels the two week interval has actually been a positive for United.

As one of the players not on international duty, Fred has been able to work on his fitness, sharpness, and reflect mentally on the club’s challenges ahead.


He added: “The international break has been really good for us because we’ve had time to rest and think about what we’ve done.

“Time to train too, as we didn’t have a pre-season, so we needed to take this time we had during the international break and put it to good use – to train, to perfect a few things.”

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Fred featured for United away at Newcastle last year and did not have good game in the 1-0 defeat.

He returned better and stronger after the break last year, starting every Premier League game up until the lockdown.

Fred’s pass and move style could be important for United given the problems playing out from the back.

There is a good chance he features away at Newcastle on Saturday and starts putting his words about improving into action.

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