Manchester United signed Fred for £47m last season and what have they got? A repeat of Eric Djemba-Djemba and Kleberson.
When Sir Alex Ferguson signed terrible players, he made it work. Lest we forget, Gabriel Obertan has a Premier League medal to his name. Imagine if he was around now under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – we daren’t. And that’s the problem United currently have with their squad of overpriced and overpaid “stars.”
Last night, Michael Owen called Fred a “moderate player,” and we genuinely couldn’t agree more.
There’s just nothing about him that screams ‘worth £50m’ – nothing at all.
No goals (he’s scored just once in 31 appearances), no assists (he has just two to his name), no blistering runs up the pitch nor big tackles (he averages just 1.2 per game in all competitions). To put things into perspective, N’Golo Kante cost Chelsea £32m in 2016 and has produced 3.3 tackles so far this term.
“He’s just a moderate player!”
“We were discussing what’s his best position, six or eight? Then you think he can’t do either role that well…”
A night to forget for Fred… pic.twitter.com/X3GxsmjgAD
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 3, 2019
After his performance against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday, the jury’s in on Fred and it’s not good news…
Fred was absolutely dreadful tonight. When the worst buy of this pretty horrible Ed Woodward era of signings is nominated, he has to be right up there.
— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) October 3, 2019