Fred talks about his hard time in the first season at Manchester.
Brazilian midfielder says that he was suffering with all the criticism that he faced in his first season at Old Trafford. There has been improvements in many aspects andFred
is now more confident with more appearances in the Red Devils’ important matches.
Fred told Globo Esporte of his early experiences at United:
“The first season was very difficult, I think many players suffer from it.
“I suffered a lot with my first season, even for the amount they paid. You come with a high expectation, it turns out that if you don't play all the games well, you will be criticized.
“I suffered a lot of criticism from the press and the fans, but I always kept motivating myself, working. I never dropped the shuttlecock.
“I was even treated as a ‘flop’, a contract that doesn't pay. But I kept working my best.
“In the second season I started without playing, I stayed a few games away and then I managed to get the starting place.
“And then I came in a good sequence, I managed to win over the fans, the coach, the press, who speaks well. It is the result of hard work, it is not overnight.
“If people criticize, you have to keep working. Sometimes it is good to hear criticism because you are more attentive.
“I heard some people on my side saying that I have to improve. Today I came back, I'm very happy and I want to stay for many years.”