Fred Settling Into Second Season At United
Manchester United midfielder Fred says he feels more settled into life in England and at Old Trafford after what he admits was a difficult first season at Old Trafford.
The Brazilian found himself frozen out by Jose Mourinho during his debut season but has become an integral part of the midfield this year.
Injuries to the likes of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay and the sale of Ander Herrara have opened the door for Fred and he has taken full advantage.
“Unfortunately, last season, my first for United, wasn’t that good... a settling-in period,” reflected the Brazilian. “This season has been excellent, great for me.
“I’m really happy to have had this consistent run in the team; it’s been really important for me to go on to the pitch and make a contribution. I think I’ve grown and improved.”
Fred insists he has taken steps to feel more at home in the UK after joining United from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2018.
“I like to check things out, go to parks, restaurants, travel around by car and check out places I haven’t been to before, and I’ve already discovered many things in Manchester and around the UK that I really like.
“When I had time I went by car to Wales as it’s nearby, and I also drove to London. I think Manchester is a great city, the UK is a great place and I’m settling in well here and really enjoying myself.”