Sunday, February 28

Fred ‘suffered’ with £52.5m flop tag at Man Utd but hopes to have silenced critics

The Brazil international midfielder found the going tough at Old Trafford on the back of a big-money move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018

Manchester United midfielder Fred admits he “suffered” in his first season at Old Trafford, but hopes to have silenced those who were quick to brand him a £52.5 million ($70m) flop.

The Red Devils invested heavily in the Brazil international when luring him away from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, with rival interest from neighbours Manchester City fended off to get a deal done.

Big things were expected of Fred in England, but he found an adjustment period tough and slipped down the pecking order while taking in just 25 appearances during his debut campaign.

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