Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League after a defeat to Barcelona.
The Red Devils were beaten by the better team, but contributed to their own downfall too.
Marcus Rashford missed an early chance, before Lionel Messi took over.
One of the more divisive players in United’s midfield was Fred.

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The Brazilian was United’s most expensive signing last summer and has struggled to make an impact.
Against Barcelona last night he could not be faulted for effort.
Fred managed 100 touches, 24 more than any other United player.
Paul Pogba had 58 by comparison and Scott McTominay 53.
Fred completed 89 per cent of his passes, and made more tackles and interceptions (7) combined than McTominay and Pogba.

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Being the best of a bad bunch is little consolation of course, and the problem with his performance was, Fred offered nothing offensively.
He had no shots and created no chances, and despite his defensive work, Barcelona netted three times.

Fan reaction

Here is a look at the reaction to Fred’s performance…

 
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