“He brings energy to the midfield” Silvestre backs under-fire Fred

Tue 31 August 2021 | 10:03

The Manchester United midfielder is criticized for his recent performances at Old Trafford amid United’s transfer links for the deadline day.

Since his £52million move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018,


has struggled to live up to expectations at Old Trafford. The Brazil international has been linked with a move away from the club in recent months, but former Man United defender

Mikael Silvestre

says Fred’s efforts in midfield are underappreciated. 

Speaking to




, Silvestre said:

"I think he [Solskjaer] trusts Fred enough to do that job, he brings a lot of energy to the midfield and a lot of the work he does goes unnoticed.

"He constantly recovers the ball for the team, sometimes he isn’t great going forward, but he brings more to this team than people realise. Ole must feel he is a good enough part of this team and I’d agree in terms of the way he plays because you need players like that in your squad to win trophies."

Despite constant criticism toward Fred’s performances, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has displayed great faith in the 29-year-old. Manchester United are linked with a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice, but a transfer is unlikely and Fred is set to stay at Man United’s lineup. 

After the international break, the Red Devils will continue their Premier League campaign with a match against Newcastle on September 11.

source: SportMob