‘He’s done great’: Michael Carrick full of praise for Fred and believes under-fire midfielder is finally adapting to life at Manchester United
- Fred has made 31 appearances for Manchester United in his second season
- Midfielder has been under fire after arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk for £52m
- Coach Michael Carrick believes he has been rewarded for his hard work
Manchester United coach Michael Carrick admits he has been impressed by midfielder Fred and believes he is finally adapting to life at the club.
The Brazilian has been under fire after a disappointing spell since his £52million move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018.
He found himself on the fringes of the first team at the start of this season but has been one of the primary beneficiaries of Scott McTominay’s injury troubles.
Fred relaxes during Manchester United’s winter training camp in Malaga this week
Thrust into the first-team limelight, it has earned praise from Carrick, who told the club’s website: ‘I think he’s done great.
‘It’s not always easy, I think history tells you that. When you look through the pages of this club, when new signings have come in, sometimes it takes a little time to adapt, you know that, and it doesn’t mean they’re not good players or they don’t have real good quality in their play.
‘I think it’s just what playing for this club brings and playing in the league. The Premier League is so different to other leagues so, sometimes, it takes time to get used to it, but credit to Fred.’
The 26-year-old has made 31 appearances, six more than he managed in his debut campaign in England, and Carrick is full of praise for the hard yards he has put in.
Fred has made 31 appearances during his second season since moving for £52m in 2018
Michael Carrick believes Fred has been rewarded for his hard work on the training ground
‘He’s stuck at it, he’s learnt and he’s been willing to put the work in and try to improve’, he continued.
‘He’s been fantastic for quite some time now and I’m sure there’s more to come, because he’s that kind of boy.
‘He wants to keep improving, he wants to keep learning and getting better and there’s plenty more to improve, like any player, so we’ll keep working at it.’
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