Bingo!!! Its like a dirty stain on Fred that he cant quite get rid of. I just read a post on here that writes Fred isnt good at progressing the ball and most of the balll progression comes from Shaw and Maguire?!?! If you paired Fred with a DM that is also comfortable receiving the ball and actually also wants it during the buildup you would see more from Fred all over the pitch.Exactly what I thought. This tendency to associate Fred with McTominay basically due to the amount of times they have played together for us is what hurts Fred's reputation. It is really Fred doing most of the work in midfield and Mctominay doing a terrible job at supporting him. I'm sure Fred will be able to perform so much better when he doesn't have to play with McTominay consistently.