SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 1 hour ago 0 Shares Fred’s Individual Highlights From His Manchester United Debut Are Very Impressive Wed Aug 01 2018 08:06:50 GMT+0100 (BST) Wed Aug 01 2018 09:17:22 GMT+0100 (BST) Jack Kenmare Jack Kenmare in Football Powered by It has felt like an eternity in the making but finally, Fred Rodrigues is starring…
It has felt like an eternity in the making but finally, Fred Rodrigues is starring for Manchester United in pre-season and he looks fantastic.
United announced the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal at the beginning of June, but hasn’t featured in any of the previous pre-season matches because of his time with Brazil at the World Cup.
It was worth the wait, though. The 25-year-old ran the show for Jose Mourinho’s side, showing that a Manchester United can carry the ball and make a forward pass.
He dictated the play throughout against Madrid and wasn’t afraid to take on his man, which was rarely seen at Old Trafford last season, in all honesty.
The Premier League side have yearned for a creative player in the middle of the park for years and judging by his individual highlights, Jose Mourinho has a real talent on his hands in Fred, who isn’t afraid to try something different.
Just check out his cheeky pass to Alexis, last night.
Before you get to know Fred, though, there’s something you need to know about his name – you’ve been pronouncing his name wrong this whole time.
That’s according to South American football expert Tim Vickery, who said in his column in the Radio Times that English-speaking folk have been pronouncing many South American names incorrectly.
Fred’s name is actually pronounced ‘FRAY-zhee’.
So now you know that shocking fact, take a look at some of the reaction from his impressive debut for The Reds:
Fred’s performance has certainly given Manchester United fans some hope ahead of the campaign.