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‘A credit to Manchester United’ – Solskjaer rooting for Fred-inspired Brazil in Copa America final

The finals of Euro 2020 and the Copa America take place this weekend and Manchester United have four players in the hunt for a trophy.

But the one player Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out was Brazil’s Fred, who deserved immense credit for getting fit in time to help his country reach the Copa America final.

The boss spoke about how Fred picked up an injury in our last league game of the season, and only came on as a substitute against Villarreal in Gdansk. It has impressed him how the midfielder got his head down and worked really hard to get his fitness in check.

It’s clear Fred’s performances for Brazil have caught an eye at Carrington.

“I have to put particular praise to Fred,” Solskjaer told the official Manchester United website, in his first interview of the pre-season, when he also spoke about the arrival of Tom Heaton and contract extensions given to Juan Mata and Lee Grant.

“I’ve got to say, at the end of the season, he got an injury in the last league game. We thought he wouldn’t make it for the [Europa League] final as he didn’t train the whole week before our own final, and he’s just put his head down and worked really hard.

“He trained the day before the final and came on and played. He’s just played throughout the summer and that’s some going. Some players with that injury wouldn’t be in training football now. He’s been a credit to Manchester United and himself in the way he’s conducted himself.”

Michael Carrick has also been quick to praise the midfielder after watching his performances this summer, as per ManUtd.com, yet I still have questions over whether he should be a starter at United.

Only Argentina stand in Fred’s way.

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4 responses to “‘A credit to Manchester United’ – Solskjaer rooting for Fred-inspired Brazil in Copa America final”

  1. andy says:

    As long as it is not a British player you lot will always have a doubt..
    that’s why United is stuck with Jones, Lindgaard, Bissaka and so on -they don’t even go into your national team and that team (Englands best) needs home advantage , right side of the groups to not be challenged by Croatia, Spain, France, Portugal or Italy until the final (rigged)
    and on top of that ref’s giving soft penalties to win it…against Denmark (4 million people…) 🙂

    • Dixon green says:

      Fred was directly involved in 3 goals in 4 games against united at the back end of last season. He’s a liability and nowhere near good enough for united. The euros -not sure how you got to go on an anti England rant in an article about Fred. England have decent players and anyone who disagrees probably thinks Fred is good. Also you need a bit of luck to win cup competitions.

    • Matt says:

      What do you mean you lot ? Are you presuming Dale is English? As he Irish. Solskjaer doesn’t want Jones its the United board who were offering him a new contract of which Ole knew nothing about. Lindgard had personal issues having to look after his younger asiblings after the death of his mother and had a great loan spel at Westham. Aaron Wan Bassika had a good season and was one of our better players . As for the Euro’s England had nothing to do with the draw and can only compete against whats put infront of them yes they got lucky with decisions at Denmark but dominant the game longer then the Danes

  2. Stephen John Kershaw says:

    Dont get FRED, and never will, AVERAGE would describe him,probably one of the worst midfielders weve ever had,got a lot about the ANDERSON about him,you see FRED is great at looking busy and doing not a lot,apart from giving the ball away and not scoring goals.You think of the great Mids” weve had in the past, and tell me FRED is better,sell to someone daft enough to buy him !