Man Utd have a rich history of promoting youth players and then nurturing those academy graduates into club legends. After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins of the club, this philosophy saw a return as youngsters were sought to fill some crucial spots in the roster.
While Marcus Rashford took that coveted spot up front and made it his own, alongside Scott McTominay who captures the midfield straight from the academy, more recent months have seen Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams make a tangible impact.
However, according to Fred, there is another United starlet who has managed to impress him.
Speaking to Brazilian outlet Trivela (via Metro), the midfielder first praises all the youngsters, stating: “They are all great players. The club has an important role in using many academy players, it has this history of using the kids that come up from the academy, who turn professional and make history at the club. This process is important. They are great players, with a lot of potential for the future.”
He then goes on to name one player who has stood out amongst the lot: “All are very good, they are not in this profession for nothing, but the player who impresses me most is Jimmy Garner.”
Fred then goes on to illustrate his admiration for Garner, who has not been able to garner as many caps this campaign, by adding: “He is a player who has an impressive vision of the game, and he has a huge future for United. In addition to his impressive game vision, he always plays with his head up, has an impressive shot and is an incredible passer.”
Fred himself has had an incredible renaissance campaign with the Red Devils. Garner could certainly take the Brazilian as an example regarding the virtue of patience and improving oneself till the big break arrives.