Amidst the struggling season Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been experiencing this term at Old Trafford, Fred has been one of the players who managed to improve significantly under the gaffer.
Having moved to the Theatre of Dreams in 2018, the talented asset had a woeful first season under the reign of Jose Mourinho. However, he has displayed an explosive emergence this season, and has almost adapted to the system well.
Furthermore, Fred has had a key role in keeping the midfield together in the absence of Paul Pogba which is a remarkable feat praised by the club manager as well as the supporters.
Intriguingly, the star has pointed out Diogo Dalot and Andreas Pereira, as those who have facilitated his adaptation process at United.
The 26-year-old has revealed that his progress owes to his teammates in an interview with United People’s TV in which he named the above mentioned players.
He said: “The good thing about the team here is there are a lot of Spanish guys here, the Argentinians, there is Diogo [Dalot] who is Portuguese and Andreas [Pereira] who is Brazilian, so the adaptation tends to be a bit easier and we try to speak the same language.
“Of course, I’m learning English but these players help a lot. There’s some things I can’t understand in the meetings, so they help me a lot and that’s important.”
“I think my ideal position is to join the attack a bit more, as I did at Shakhtar,” he added. “I played more as a box-to-box midfielder, so I played a little further forward.
“Here, all teams played closed in. Other teams make it harder to get into the penalty area and shoot. It’s a bit different, but I think this one is the ideal position. I’m playing well and getting better every day.
“I want to be a big player and be part of the history at Man United.
“I came here because it is a big club, so as I said I want to win trophies, continue to work hard and make my name here at Man United.”
Regardless, with the signs of revival the Red Devils have been displaying, the supporters are delighted at the moment watching their club make some progress in the table.