Manchester United fans were undoubtedly excited by Fred’s performance vs Real Madrid after he impressed in his first start for the club.
The Brazilian had come off the bench when Jose Mourinho’s men were battered 4-1 by Liverpool but it wasn’t enough time to truly see him in action.
It’s fair to say he did enough against Madrid in the United States of America to make an impact already on United’s fan base.
The midfielder started in Mourinho’s return to the 3-5-2 formation that he only occasionally uses with the club and he showed his quality.
Fred showed he’s not just a good passer but also a good dribbler, tenacious tackler and a good box to box midfielder too.
Fred already looks like he's going to be a real asset. Fast, good on the ball and tenacious#MUFC
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) August 1, 2018
Fred looks busy, eye for a pass. Love him already.
— Anne-Marie Dray (@Anna__Dray) August 1, 2018
Fred's work in midfield is brilliant. Closing down has being top notch
— becks (@evertonbd) August 1, 2018
Jose had made it clear the former Shakhtar Donetsk man is capable of doing a little bit of everything but his most impressive attribute is his ‘manipulation of the ball in tight spaces’.
Fred’s dynamism is arguable his most important trait and it’s exactly that which is expected of him once he plays alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
Those three in midfield should be right up their with the best in the league so hopefully they can be the driving force towards a possible title challenge.