Fred Is Manchester United’s Fastest Player This Season

Leicester City's Demarai Gray in action with Manchester United's Fred.

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Manchester United midfielder Fred clocked 37.29 km/hr against their recent clash with Everton, becoming the fastest of Red Giants this season, as per club’s official website.

Football players are widely expected to be sprinting fast, on and off the ball, when they’re on the pitch representing their respective sides.

However, much to the awe of the spectators the Brazilian showcased a previously set record breaking dash, which’s now confirmed to be the peak speed registered amongst United players this campaign.

Back in August, Marcus Rashford had enrolled himself on the top of the chart by sprinting at 36.32 km/hr in the English club’s clash against Crystal Palace.

Struggling to adjust to the pace of the Premier League, Fred was more or less late to adapt to the sudden exposure when Jose Mourinho roped in the player from Shakhtar Donetsk for £52m million in the summer transfer window the previous year.

In the Ukrainian club the midfielder polished up his skills and ability, gaining considerable prestige. He was also known for being a powerhouse, possessing a great deal of energy. Nevertheless, his initial struggles made the Special One lose his faith in the 26-year-old.


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Unfortunate for the talented midfielder, the same had happened with Mourinho’s successor Solskjaer. There were even reports claiming that United was about to push the player out of the club last Summer when the current manager decided to turn things around, tweaking the squad, handing Fred another opportunity to prove his worth.

Building a strong bond with Scott Mctominay in the midfield, the duo have contributed significant noteworthy performances for the Mancunians this season as Paul Pogba took his time coping with a foot injury.

Nevertheless, the ex-Shakhtar Donetsk man was able to appear only in just 13 domestic games this season.

Although the future of the Brazil international at Old Trafford remains under a cloud of speculation, he is presently focusing on getting better for his current team evident from his phenomenal performance in the Manchester Derby and breaking the speed record against Everton.