Fred has told Brazilian outlet Trivela that he has been inspired by Bruno Fernandes’ arrival at the club.
2018 signing Fred was already enjoying a season of resurgence after a difficult opening campaign at Old Trafford, before Fernandes arrived.
But since Fernandes joined in January, Fred has kicked on, and he has scored two goals and provided three assists, compared to delivering just one assist all season before the Portuguese star joined.
Fred said: “Bruno Fernandes is a very important player, he arrived and gave an “up” in our squad.
“He is a player with a lot of ambition, but I believe that every player who plays for Manchester United needs to have this ambition to want to win, to be victorious, because he is a gigantic club. We always have to think about the titles, the victories.
“He arrived very well, helped us a lot and, for sure, he is an inspiration to be followed. I’m sure he will still grow a lot within United.”
Fernandes is already a leader
Fred is 26-years-old, is playing in his third country of his career, commanded a £47 million transfer fee, and has represented Brazil at international level.
Yet he was still bowled over by Fernandes’ arrival and the effect the Portugal star has had on the squad.
This says a lot about the former Sporting star and what an impact he has had on the Manchester United team.
United are unbeaten since Fernandes joined the club at the end of January and when the season was paused, it seemed like we could beat anyone in our path.
This bodes well for the future and when football eventually resumes, United will be even more dangerous with Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba returning from injury.
The way Fred has grown from an attacking perspective too is interesting. He looks more confident with Fernandes in the side, and with teams having to focus on stopping the new boy, United’s other midfielders are getting opportunities to exploit space in attack.
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