Fred is looking forward to next season on the back of a difficult debut campaign at Manchester United.
Speaking to ManUtd.com, he said: “Last season, my first one here, was difficult, but I think I ended the season off okay, and I hope next season will be really good for me and a lot better for Manchester United, and I am excited to be a part of that.”
It has been reported over the past week that Fred could ditch life in Manchester next season for Rome, with The Metro claiming that new Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants to bring the Brazilian midfielder to the Italian capital this summer.
Fonseca managed Fred when both men were at Shakhtar Donetsk, so this could be an opportunity to link up again and potentially saving the 26-year-old from another terrible season in the Premier League.
But it would be a relief if Fred decided to fight for his place and not give up on this once in a lifetime opportunity to make a name for himself as a Manchester United player.
He made 25 appearances in all competitions last season, but only scored one goal in the process.
It was clear from the beginning that José Mourinho didn’t fancy Fred and I don’t think Solskjaer sounds overly convinced by him either. Something could happen here if the two clubs reach an agreement – he will be left with no other choice unless he’s happy to sit idle on the bench.
Fred is under contract at Old Trafford until the summer of 2023.