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.
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:
Fred looks class in midfield, going to be so exciting seeing him this season. #mufc
— Simply Utd (@SimplyUtd) 1 August 2018
FRED is Fantastic! A Carrick type of player who always looks forward and spots a Pass!
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) 1 August 2018
Good start to Fred’s United career. Tough to make any real judgement until our midfield takes shape, with Pogba and Matic to return. Hard not to be happy with that display. 👏🏻
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) 1 August 2018
Fred looks busy, eye for a pass. Love him already.
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) 1 August 2018
Fred’s work in midfield is brilliant. Closing down has being top notch
— becks (@evertonbd) 1 August 2018