Manchester United fans have mixed feelings over their new signing Fred’s injury scare with Brazil ahead of the World Cup.
The midfielder was set to play a part with his nation in football’s biggest competition but there are rumours he may not get the chance to.
Initial reports are that he’s in pain but there’s no way to know the extent of the damage until further tests are conducted.
Supporters are split in their reaction to the injury with some believing it would be better for the Brazilian to rest up now so he’s ready for United’s new season.
Others are unhappy that their new addition is already injured and could potentially not get the chance to see him play before arriving at Old Trafford.
BREAKING: Fred has been injured in Brazil training due to this stupid tackle by Casemiro. pic.twitter.com/8mzoC9Ilnq
— Man Utd Channel (@ManUtdChannel) June 7, 2018
Fred gets injured in Brazil training 2 days after signing for Manchester United. We’re a curse man ffs..
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) June 7, 2018
Sky Sports hate United. They’re reporting this Fred injury bizarrely. We haven’t got a game until the start of August only Brazil need to worry 😴 #MUFC
— ᴅᴀɴ (@dpa2905) June 7, 2018
#MUFC If the injury to Fred is a bad one at least he gets a good rest and recuperates before the season starts so it's not all bad 👍🤔
— Chris Dunn (@TheHorrorScribe) June 7, 2018
I hope Fred's injury isn't a serious one because that will break my heart #mufc
— Uncle Wilsøn™ (@iam_wilsons) June 7, 2018
What’s immediately striking from the video is yet again professional players training without shin pads. Yes I understand why they do this BUT why risk Impact injuries ahead of a major tournament ? #Fred #Brazil #MUFC http://t.co/2SdHGgKf6L
— Andy M Morley (@AnMoSportPsych) June 7, 2018
Training session injuries happen fairly frequently and it would be ridiculous to think Real Madrid’s Casemiro had any ill intention.
Fred will hopefully still be fine but it would definitely be a huge disappointment if he’s not fit for his nation with the World Cup just a week away.
The South American side should have enough depth in their squad to deal with the injury but the disappointment would be in his inability to build up momentum before coming to United.