Manchester United’s Fred played the full 90 minutes of Brazil’s 0-0 draw against Colombia and the midfielder believes his national side are still ‘evolving’.

Brazil boss Tite brought in United’s number 17 in place of Gerson following their 3-1 win against Venezuela where Fred was an unused substitute.

The draw against Colombia was Brazil’s first dropped points of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Next up for Fred and Brazil is a clash against Edinson Cavani’s Uruguay in a game which will be played in the early hours of Friday morning, which means the pair are all but ruled out of our trip to Leicester.

Fred credits Colombia

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The former Shakhtar Donetsk man knew the clash against Colombia was going to be difficult following the summer’s meeting between the two teams in the Copa América, which ended with a 2-1 Brazil victory in the final minutes.

 

Speaking after the World Cup qualifier (via Terra), Fred said: “We made a good start, created good opportunities, but we still have a lot to evolve.

“We have to continue our work to mend a good sequence. We imagined a difficult game. We knew their quality. We played in the Copa América and won with a goal in the last minute.

“We had a bit of success playing between the lines, but we sinned in the finish.”

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On his 20th cap for the national side, Fred had 90 touches, only Neymar had more (98), and he completed 72 of his 80 attempted passes (90%).

The 28-year-old won five ground duels and three tackles (SofaScore).

Fred will be hoping his performance was enough to retain his spot in the starting eleven against Cavani’s Uruguay who lost 3-0 to Argentina in the early hours of this morning.

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