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What Man United Fans Are Asking About Their Star Midfielder Fred.

Manchester United have moved from the enthusiastic belief of trophies this season to dire need of victories and points before their Champions League heroics on Wednesday. While a lot have been seen as the problems with the club, after the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Fred is perhaps the next target for criticism.

The Brazilian midfielder has continued to divide opinions. The Manchester United midfielder is one of the most criticized players at Manchester United. He has been identified by some fans as one of the problems in the team at the moment. As a result, some fans are asking one particular question.

Many fans have grown frustrated with seeing Fred starting almost every game for Manchester United. Indeed, since the Brazilian joined Manchester United in 2018, he hasn't been consistent. In fact, only a few fans still say some positive things about the Brazilian.

Speaking of Brazilian players a large section of Manchester United fans on social media have been reacting to the player's poor performances by asking if he is indeed a “Brazilian”. Such is the length of their frustration of the player so much trusted by Solskjaer.

Before I answer the question, here is a statement from the man who signed Fred in 2018. At the time, José Mourinho was in charge at Manchester United. In April 2018, José Mourinho, while speaking about the Manchester United squad, stated that Manchester United needed a Brazilian in the team.


He said, “I think a team without a Brazilian isn't a team. I think their talent is fantastic and the creativity of the Brazilian player cannot be measured.” The Portuguese manager further said, “If a European team, like very much European, could have a Brazilian in their squad, it would bring a Brazilian 'thing' to the game and I think that's very important.”


While we can agree that Brazilian players usually have creativity and talent, that's he signed Fred because he needed a player with the “Brazilian thing” draws questions. Nonetheless, that was why Mourinho signed Fred.

Unfortunately for José Mourinho, Fred leaves a lot to be desired. Hence, the fans are asking if Fred is a Brazilian. So, is Fred really a Brazilian? Well, based on nationality, the answer is yes.


On the 5th of March 1993, Fred was born is Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is approximately 28 years of age. Rumours have it that he is somehow related to Brazilian legend Ronaldinho. In fact, it was Ronaldinho's brother that helped Fred with his footballing career.

Fred's performances on the other hand does not suggest he is a "Brazilian". The reason is that it is hard to find a Brazilian in a top club that draws more criticism from fans than Fred at Manchester United. Over to you now guys, is Fred a Brazilian?


As a fan of football, join the conversation. According to his footballing skills and performances, is Fred really a Brazilian?

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