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Fred 2019-20 Performances

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13 Appearances
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4 Yellow cards
  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 05:22

    M16Red Full Member

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    Funny how when he went off, we seemed stop attacking and switch to our slow static passing.

    One of the best players yesterday, credit where credits due...
  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 05:36

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    One doesn't need to be a paying customer to know he played well last night.
  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 05:50

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    That was Mata. And we dont really have any options with Pogba out, and that speaks volumes about the state of our midfield. That moment in the second half when he was on the ball and pretty much everyone including Partizan was playing in second gear, and he just blindly passes it to their striker sums him up. Every player misplaces passes now and then, but that was just bizarre

    Hes a decent tackler and has a good engine, but is an utter liability on the ball because he cant keep a cool head, even in low tempo games like this one. Him being quite small of stature and not particularly technically gifted means he gets bullied of the ball very easily, this in turn leads to him panicking when he gets closed down and he just passes it along, even if it puts his teammates under huge pressure. He looked very good vs Liverpool for example, but that was because we let them have possession and Fred could run around and harass them all game, something that suits him

    I dont hate the guy, he looks like a decent, hard working bloke, and its not his fault we signed him for that amount of money, but we really, really need an upgrade on him. Preferably in January
  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 06:17

    el3mel Full Member

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    You are right haha. For weird reason I though it was Fred even though I was watching.
  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 06:49

    NWRed Full Member

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    I'm struggling to understand the praise. They're a League One standard side, if he's good enough then he should be showing a lot more than he did last night. Time to cut our losses with him.
  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 07:59

    Litch Full Member

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    ....Not sure what more he could show as a combative DM? Probably won more tackles, interceptions and made more completed passes than anyone on the pitch. His completed pass rate has been been high 80's/90's pretty much since he's had a run of games.
  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 08:04

    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    I agree, watch any midfielder playing regularly in the PL and they are better than Fred.

    I really don’t see this so called dynamism either. Given that’s what posters say is his strength, I can only assume they mean he’s more dynamic than Matic - which is a given for 99% of footballers.

    I’m all for giving players a chance, but you have to see some potential and some characteristic or skill set that makes them stand out, and then they can improve on other areas.

    Fred, I don’t see a single attribute that’s better than average. His entire game is not good enough.
  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 08:58

    NWRed Full Member

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    At home against a team of that quality playing basically our first team we still looked vulnerable in midfield. He started really poorly, then settled when we scored and a decent first half, he was then poor in the second half. If he's going to be a first team midfielder in a team aiming to win the PL and challenge in the European Cup then he should be dominating games like that, and he just doesn't seem capable of it. I'm prepared to give him time as long as he's getting better but I just don't see it, he's not a youngster coming through, he's a Brazilian international with plenty of experience.
  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 09:04

    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    I actually thought he was alright enough for us. He actually suits a 352 more as he has more protection and can therefore go around zipping the ball across without worrying too much.
  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 20:36

    Devil may care Full Member

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    He was his usual Fredness, some good moments, some rash ones, he's ok, neither him or McTominay should be starters in a United side at the level we should be at, but for now they are pretty much all we have.
  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 22:29

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Very hard to turn an opinion on here. Given he isn’t Messi, if you want a negative you will definitely find it. But if we just want to see good contributions from all of our players, I think it will be hard to say Fred isn’t doing this. His pass completion must be near 90%, but all people rush on here to talk about is the one he misplaced. He’s going in the right direction.

    Really hope Pogba plays as the 10 and doesn’t replace Fred when he returns. Fred is doing his own version of Kanté of late, which will help Pogba.
  12. Nov 9, 2019 at 03:58

    UNITED ACADEMY Full Member

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    I think he's done well recently in Liverpool game, Norwich game, Chelsea game, Bournemouth game and Partizan game. He deserves to be ahead of Matic 100%. I saw a video on the other day a guy calling Matic will eat him alive or something. Sorry but it's delusional because Matic is ball watching & doesn't stay with his man or even chase his man, he show no ambition anymore or his leg is just gone. Fred is the opposite, he chases his player, he follows his man, he works hard on the pitch trying to win the ball.

    However the potential he can bring to our team & his current ability is backup option at very best for top 4. He has no quality to offer, the only thing he offers is high energy. Something general that every midfielder should offer. It's not something that you want to spend a 50m for. I don't know how did we come into conclusion to spend that much of money on this guy.

    I think his current status is Pogba's backup and that's what Ole probably also see him.
  13. Nov 9, 2019 at 05:02

    Shimo Full Member

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    The run of games he's been getting has finally at least got him playing a lot better. He isn't top class but, he's been very good and that for now works.

    If Ole replaces Fred with Pogba when he is back, going to be the stupidest thing. The combination of Fred and McTomminay is starting to work quite well. Both have an incredible work rate, good at tackling and both are dynamic in carrying the ball forward. Yes, Fred is not going to have that vision of Pogba or ability to make the same type of passes but, with Pogba paying along side them will allow for even a more flexibility.

    Asking Pogba to play in that 2, where he has to win balls, cover runners from midfield wastes him and actually makes us more vulnerable.
  14. Nov 9, 2019 at 07:19

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Don't get your hopes up. Ole is hellbent on this double pivot thing at all costs.
    Pogba will play at DM when he comes back.
  15. Nov 9, 2019 at 08:46

    UnitedChampionsAgain New Member

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    Wins the ball back now and again but couldn't pass water. Along with McTom we probably have the least creative midfield in the league. A 10 yard forward pass to the strikers seems beyond them most of the time.
  16. Nov 9, 2019 at 09:44

    Litch Full Member

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    Absolutely right for me. Every season when we need a scapegoat and Fred is it. No one has the monopoly of football knowledge but some of the comments are factual wrong. My understanding of a DM which is what he is, energy, pressing, harassing, tackling, win the ball and pass it to someone to sets the tempo of the team. The last few games, he's been around the top of all those stats of either team. Not sure what more people expect and they seem to want to take a forensic view of him and not others in the same way.

    50m, look at the history of our transfers and we have always paid 25-30%+ over the players value because we are Man Utd. That said, the amount payed for a player, is rarely what they are worth as there are other factors like their current contract and like Pogs their value on and off the pitch.
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    Nov 10, 2019 at 15:56

    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Best game in a United shirt
  18. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:56

    Zoo Full Member

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    Motm. Very happy for him.
  19. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:57

    Machine Elements New Member

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    Best player on the pitch today.
  20. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:57

    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Fred will tear you apart, occasionally.
  21. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:57

    MuranoLover Full Member

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    This is the Fred we bought. Totally different player.
  22. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:57

    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    Glad to hear.

    Hopefully more performances like this to come from Fred
  23. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:57

    Godfather Full Member

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    Very very good game from him. Those through passes were filth.
  24. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    Really good. Fantastic contribution to our football today.
  25. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    Yagami Full Member

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    Excellent.

    He looked so composed today. For the full 90, too! His strength when resisting pressing opposition was great to see. As were his Arthur-esque turns.
  26. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

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    What a performance. Finally beginning to show his colors.
  27. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    RedIan Full Member

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    Bloody hell ive slated this guy For months as not good enough, today he was excellent. Some lovely through balls as well as very tidy midfield play. Close to motm imo
  28. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    acnumber9 Full Member

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    This is actually the first time I’ve been able to say he had an excellent game. I’ve seen people say he played well and wondered what the hell they were talking about but today he stood out.
  29. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    MetoTTT New Member

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    Keep it up, boy! Excellent game, I'm really glad for him.
  30. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    Absolutely brilliant today. He now needs to put in these performances consistently.

    Put Pogba into that number 10 role and we finally have a capable midfield.
  31. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Finally something close to consistent from him.

    Extremely vital player to have, today.
  32. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:58

    el3mel Full Member

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    Incredible game. He's really starting to get into it. His form has been on the up for a good time now.
  33. Nov 10, 2019 at 15:59

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    Always knew He had it in him.
  34. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:00

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    Most times he got the ball on the counter, he delivered a quality pass.
  35. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:00

    UNITED ACADEMY Full Member

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    The three best performance today Fred, Martial & James. However, Fred in my opinion the main difference, playing like a top midfielder today. Pick up a lot of lose ball, recover lot of ball, top passing & vision today, involved with two of our three goals. Dominate the midfield today. I thought the free kick that Rashford took should have been given to Fred since the angle is just much better for his left foot while the one Fred took should have been given to Rashford since the angle suits Rashford, would have been complete performance with the goal.
  36. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:00

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Flawless today. Dominated the middle of the park.
  37. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:00

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    F*ck me,he looked like a footballer today.
  38. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:01

    Jinn Full Member

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    Ole improving him?
  39. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:01

    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Ander who??
  40. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:01

    The White Pele Full Member

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    Really pleased with him. I was concerned in the summer he was taking us for a ride and was not fully committed but he's been an ever present lately and it's starting to pay dividends.
  41. Nov 10, 2019 at 16:01

    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    We can't break up this midfield when Pogba is back. He needs to take Pereira's spot.