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‘Fred looks class in midfield’ – Twitter reacts to Man Utd new boy’s first start, versus Real Madrid

Manchester United fans were excited by Fred’s performance versus Real Madrid after he impressed in his first start for the club.

The Brazilian made a substitute appearance off the bench when Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a 4-1 hammering against bitter rivals Liverpool, on Saturday night.

Looking back over his performance against a weakened Real Madrid side, it’s fair to say Fred did enough to have an impact on United fans.

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Mourinho started with the 3-5-2 formation and Fred was able to show his quality as Andreas Pereira continued to take up a deep-lying midfield role, with Scott McTominay part of the back three.

With pace, Fred showed he’s a good dribbler with a high standard of passing. He looks set to take up a box-to-box

The former Shakhtar Donetsk man had a number of offers on the table – including one from Manchester City last January — but choose United.

It’s hard to make a proper judgement this early yet I’m excited to see Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic return to see our midfield really take shape.

This is how Manchester United fans reacted on Twitter:

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