‘Superb’: Jamie Redknapp salutes Man United midfielder after recent displays

Jamie Redknapp praises Fred for his fine performances for Man United in recent games

Jamie Redknapp
Jamie Redknapp (Sky Sports / Screen grab)

Jamie Redknapp has singled out Fred for special praise following his impressive form for Manchester United in recent games.

The Brazilian has struggled to produce consistent performances for the Red Devils since his move to Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal in June 2018.

However, the 26-year-old has been a more regular fixture in the first team at Old Trafford in recent weeks and he has started nine of Manchester United’s 16 Premier League games so far this season.

Fred has made a total of 16 appearances in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men so far this season and he has been earning praise for his recent displays.

And former Liverpool FC midfielder Redknapp has been particularly impressed by what he has seen from Fred in recent games for Manchester United, especially in the wake of the 2-1 win over Manchester City in the derby on Saturday.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp said: “A defeat against Astana and draw at home to Aston Villa one week, then back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Manchester City the next.

“It would be too much to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have turned a corner but what an uplifting few days for the Norwegian.

“Marcus Rashford is on fire and getting bums off seats. Mason Greenwood, who I hear does amazing things in training, is such a prospect, too. But the player I’m most pleased for is Fred.

“The stick he received was remarkable. From ‘useless’ to ‘waste of money’, he was called it all.

“Maybe he is not the answer for Manchester United in the long term. Maybe he won’t be their midfield lynchpin for years for to come.

“But he has dug deep and refused to let the critics win. He was superb against City. In the same way everyone was quick to criticise, let’s give him the credit he deserves, too.”

Fred could feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action with a home clash against Everton on Sunday.

Before that, they will host AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League group stage at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

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