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Fred 2018-19 Performances

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5.5 Average rating
23 Appearances
1 Goal
3 Assists
3 Yellow cards
  1. Apr 14, 2019

    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    His passing between the lines is very very good. Really enjoy watching his performances these past few games.
  2. Apr 14, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    He was good again. Building himself a career here and slowly cutting out the sloppy touches.

    Hard to blame him too much for that one loss of possession. It was a terrible throw to him.
  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 04:05

    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Played well, I like how he tries to be progressive with his passing.
  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 04:24

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Partner him with a ball playing and I think we'll have a very good combination on our hands. He shouldn't be too forward or deep IMO as he doesn't appear to be very inventive in attack or too great defensively, but does everything in between very well. Passing, closing down, decision making in central areas, first touch etc

    Essentially a good number 8. Ideally we'd have a Carrick/Busquets type player in midfield with him.

    All in all, happy with his progress. Hope he fine tunes his game and cuts out the errors and builds on his strengths. He can take Herrera's place in the team.
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 04:34

    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Yep that's how I feel too.

    It seems he can do what Herrera does once he gets a bit more tenacity and tempo from adapting to the PL.

    A good transition player that needs a defensive midfielder behind him and an attacking one in front of him to do his job.
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 08:25

    Chillosophy New Member

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    Pretty sure it was Pogba who received that throw from De Gea you are referring to?

    Fred lost possession a couple of times as well though, but overall was one of our better players of the bad bunch against West Ham.
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 08:34

    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Yep. Which is something you could never say about Hererra, even at his very best.
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 08:41

    11101 Full Member

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    I meant the throw in that he lost and led to the crossbar shot. He wasn't really open for it in the first place and it bounced before it reached him.
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 09:18

    Ekeke Full Member

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    I think a top DM with lots of experience would have made a foul when they were out of position after that though. Not sure Matic and Ander would either.
  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 18:26

    Chillosophy New Member

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    Ah you're right, my bad, didn't recall that one.
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 18:32

    SATA Full Member

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    Has improve leaps and bounds. I can see why Pep wanted him in the first in his midfield
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 18:35

    breakout67 Full Member

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    He's got a lot of good things about him. but he's never a no.6. He gets caught out way to often in deep positions, he's much better playing higher up where he has more passing options.
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 18:38

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Pep knows good midfielders.
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    Apr 16, 2019 at 22:04

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    MOTM by far for me tonight
  15. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:05

    Moriarty Full Member

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    Yep. Worked his socks off and tried to up the tempo even when his team mates had other ideas.
  16. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:05

    Bobski Full Member

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    A very erratic performance. Most of our penetrative passes or passes that started an attack came from him, showing really nice deftness and range, but at the same time he made a lot of basic mistakes. His first touch is an issue, lost the ball too many times for comfort for the deepest midfielder and really should have done better for the first 2 goals. Promising but that deep midfielder role does not look like a natural fit for him. He kept at it though, at least showing a good attitude.
  17. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:05

    MadDogg Full Member

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    Probably our best player for the first 60 minutes. Got a bit sloppy after that though.
  18. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:06

    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Our best player by far.
  19. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:06

    Ban Full Member

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    Was decent. Which is better than all of our other players.
  20. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:06

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Those first two goals are on no one but Ashley Young and De Gea
  21. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:06

    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    Understandable.

    Best player over the two legs and the only one who seems to have been awake (since his error at wolves).
  22. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:07

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    Agreed, he was knackered. I really like him in that DM role.
  23. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:08

    Litch Full Member

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    His passing through the lines is excellent and whilst he made mistakes, only one of few that can come away with anything positive.
  24. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:08

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    One of the few positives out of the Barca games. Sort his fitness out and can replace matic at the base of midfield
  25. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:09

    Bobski Full Member

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    They take the greater share of the blame but Fred had 2 challenges he could have won and didn't make either. A goal is very rarely one persons fault entirely. For the first Young starts it but then Fred gets megged while Jones and Smalling both cover the same Suarez run giving Messi that space for the shot.
  26. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:15

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    I thought he was a bit naff, especially in the first half
  27. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:16

    Kaglish10 New Member

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    Barca's coach put men on him tonight yet he was still class. He shouldn't be playing in the holding midfield role though.

    Preferably, I would want a playmaking no 6 behind Fred and MCTominay in our midfield, ala Pirlo behind Vidal and Marchiso. Pogba can go to Madrid for all I care, as long as Madrid pay 120-150 mil.
  28. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:17

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Thought it was probably his best game for us
  29. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:17

    Bobski Full Member

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    Harsh, but I think you could definitely see that Barca had identified him as source of joy, someone to win the ball off in critical areas. He did a lot of positive things, but the position he played in will badly punish the type of mistakes he makes, especially at that level.
  30. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:20

    Adamsk7 New Member

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    He’s a good player and he fights. He should be in our starting line up for the rest of the season. He may or may not be the quality we need in the long run but we have far worse problems.
  31. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:27

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    MOTM for me. As much as Barcelona outclassed us in other parts of the pitch, they didn't do it in central midfield.
  32. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:28

    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    Yeah him and McT were good again.
  33. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:29

    deafepl Full Member

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    Fred needs a partner who supports the midfield, if he has DLP like Carrick, Kroos, Pirlo or Jorginho (Know he's shit) who make 90 passes per matches, even under pressure, he and partner would run midfield most games.
  34. Apr 16, 2019 at 22:29

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Absolutely.
  35. Apr 16, 2019 at 23:04

    ROFLUTION Full Member

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    Surprised to see how fast Fred actually plays. He's fast at attacking the ball, and he's fast at delivering the ball. MotM for me too.

    Nice turn-around in the last 3-4 games. Hope he has a future, as we need players who can play fast and direct. He should be ideal for Pogba and a real Herrera replacement. Plays well in that deep role.
  36. Apr 16, 2019 at 23:09

    Trizy Banned

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    Lovely forward passer and great engine with fight on him. If he wasn't so panicy when pressed he'd have all the tools to be an absolute monster.
  37. Apr 16, 2019 at 23:09

    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

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    The only player that wanted the ball. Motm again. Will get even better when (if) we get some proper quality around him and not players who hide like Lingard and Martial.
  38. Apr 16, 2019 at 23:11

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    While lingard didn't put any pressure on busquests.
  39. Apr 16, 2019 at 23:15

    I'm David Moyes damnit New Member

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    Really like Fred as he's such a good all-rounder, a bit like Herrera is when playing at his best.

    I expect him to become a very important midfielder at United.
  40. Apr 16, 2019 at 23:19

    settembrini Full Member

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    He's been our best player since we started playing him as a defensive midfielder. Hope he keeps it up to the end of the season.