‘Fred and Pereira Is A Mid-table Midfield’ Says United Legend
Manchester United legend Gary Neville says that the all-Brazilian midfield of Fred and Andreas Pereira is ‘mid-table.’
United are currently 10 th in the Premier League after this weekend’s 3-3 draw with Sheffield United.
Neville, who played for the Red Devils for his entire career, thinks that Fred and Pereira are of insufficient quality for a club of United’s stature.
“I think, defensively, the system didnt work in terms of the back-five in the first half. The other team looked like they knew how to play it and one team didn’t,” Neville added.
“The midfield I’m not going to go into because that’s not a midfield. Fred and Pereira is not a midfield for a mid-table club, let alone one of the top spending clubs in Europe.
“They have got injury problems and other issues in midfield. What disappointed me most was the lack of penetration, runs with and without the ball from the front three. I just felt they could have done a lot more for the team.”