Following Manchester United’s successive Premier League defeats – at the hands of Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur – plenty of Jose Mourinho’s players, like the manager himself, have come in for criticism from both fans and the media.
Amongst the names in the line of fire has been Old Trafford newcomer Fred. The Brazilian has had a tricky time of things already in his first few weeks with the Red Devils, and clearly isn’t yet up to speed with the Premier League.
The 25-year-old was signed in June for a fee in the region of £53 million. The Brazilian international has started each of United’s three league fixtures so far. Against Spurs and Brighton though, despite clearly working very hard for his team, he was repeatedly caught in possession and was inconsistent in the accuracy of his passing.
Despite being a very new arrival to the club, league and indeed country, some United fans on Twitter already feel as though they’ve seen enough of Fred…
Marseille signing Strootman for 23 million, Barca signing Vidal for 30 million and Utd are signing the likes of Fred for 60 million #MUFC
— Alex Davies (@stato291) 28 August 2018
Half an hour to go and it’s Fellaini now….All that good football and he abandons it….Get him out. Sorry Jose. But it’s done. Get out!!! For Fred as well…Get out!
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) 27 August 2018
I dont understand that argument against brighton every player was poor including the midfield fred and pogba were dreadful didnt play anywhere near enough passes to him. To be fair we were more attacking against tottenham so i expected more from lukaku given his chances.
— Main-man-Martial (@Martialmadness7) 28 August 2018
Left this late because I was so upset over 2nd half #ManchesterUnited capitulation. And our key summer signing Fred just looks awful – rushing round, no vision and a lack of composure. #longseason ahead!
— Tony G (@Open2_Debate) 28 August 2018
Christ, if that was a massive improvement in Fred, how bad must he have been?? He was awful last night!
— Leon (@IAMLEON007) 28 August 2018
I will personally drive Fred off a cliff, awful player https://t.co/gvT7V7NFC5
— United & Boxing (@Footie_Fighting) 28 August 2018
Lukaku awful, pogba again missing, Fred is a fraud and Shaw Man of the Match…will Back Jose till the end.
— Shabin (@ImShabin) 28 August 2018