The Mancunians have had a pretty rough time this summer. They started the window with three signings, as Diogo Dalot first came in to provide back-up for the ageing Antonio Valencia.
Brazilian midfielder Fred was brought in to strengthen the midfield, as Michael Carrick announced his retirement at the end of last season. Lee Grant signed a one-year contract to allow Joel Pereira to go out on loan this summer.
But none of these signings seemed like a real upgrade, and the Portuguese boss as well as the club’s supporters have been frustrated with the lack of world-class players recruited this summer.
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Manchester United were in action on Tuesday, as they played Real Madrid in their last game of the US Tour. The Red Devils were yet to win a game in normal time during the ongoing pre-season, which they finally achieved against Los Blancos. Furthermore, over the course of the game, one player caught the eyes of everyone.
Fred seemed pretty composed on the ball, considering he had to sit out at the World Cup in Russia due to a knock. The midfielder was the focal point in many of United’s attacks, and was excellent in the deeper role.
Manchester United supporters were pretty impressed by his performance, and took to Twitter to express their views. Here are some of the Tweets:
Fred is likely to play a crucial role at United this season. With Nemanja Matic picking up an injury, the Brazilian midfielder will require to bring his A-game to help the Reds avoid a slow start to their Premier League campaign.