Fred has made it clear that he wants to stay on at Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is certainly spoilt for choices in the midfield.
The acquisition of Donny van de Beek from Ajax means that the roster is quite equipped in that particular region. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are certainly undroppable from the starting lineup and the likes of Fred, Scott McTominay, and Nemanja Matic will be waiting to contribute their bit.
In fact, there were certainly murmurs that the midfield was perhaps too crowded and that one of the players could be seeking an exit.
However, the truth from the horse’s mouth clears it all.
In an interview to FourFourTwo, Fred has made it clear that he wants to stay at Old Trafford.
Speaking categorically about his stance, the Brazilian midfielder states: “I want to stay here – that’s my desire. I don’t want to leave. As I’ve always said, I want to be an important player and win trophies for this club. [Van de Beek’s arrival] means we’re getting stronger and that’s good for everyone at United.”
The 27-year-old adds that the Red Devi’s need to have these many choices in certain positions given the season ahead, stating: “We need more players for this season because it will be even more demanding. The calendar is crammed and we need a strong squad to compete for every title.”
In the same interview, the former Shakhtar Donetsk player added that United need to compete for more titles and that the third-place finish they had last campaign, bereft of any titles, cannot be a precedent to get comfortable with.
He was immensely influential for the Red Devils when Paul Pogba was injured last season and going forward, Solskjær may certainly be looking to rotate his options to bring the best out of the side.