Former Arsenal and Brazil star Gilberto has spoken about Manchester United’s new signing Fred and what fans can expect from him next season.
The 25-year-old was linked with the Reds for weeks before recently being confirmed by the club, and he looks potentially like a very promising signing for the club.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Gilberto has explained how Fred’s role in the team could allow Paul Pogba more freedom to go forward and improve United’s balance from that point of view.
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He also gave an insight into Fred’s personality and revealed he’s already taken an important decision that could have an impact on his time in England.
The 41-year-old, who works as Fred’s advisor, says the player has already taken up the brave decision to learn English rather than relying on his translator. He says this is Fred’s attempt to fully adapt to the way of life and culture in Manchester.
Many foreign players have failed to live up to their potential in the Premier League due to struggling off the pitch. It doesn’t fill fans with much promise when the player in question isn’t arsed about learning the language either.