Fred Agent Gilberto Silva Spoke Highly of Manchester United, Says Player
Manchester United midfielder Fred says that his agent Gilberto Silva spoke very highly of Manchester United once the proposal came in for the player. The Brazilian joined United from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer.
Gilberto played for Arsenal from 2002 – 2008, when Arsenal and United were embroiled in a fierce rivalry. But Fred says that the World Cup winner, now his agent, was very complimentary about the club when they mulled over the move.
“Gilberto was a top midfielder who played for Arsenal,” Fred told the club’s official website. “But he has a lot of respect for Manchester United, who are obviously a big club here in England.
“He praised the club a lot and, after he was granted the opportunity to speak to Jose Mourinho and other senior figures at United, we made the decision together for me to come here. We decided it would be a good move for me.
“Gilberto is a top guy and his advice means a lot to me. He played in the same position as I do and he won the Premier League, so I look to him for inspiration, I listen to what he has to say and I take on board what he tells me.”