Steve Nicol claims new Man United signing is ‘huge upgrade’

The Liverpool FC legend believes new Man United signing Fred is a big upgrade on the current options in midfield

Man United star Fred Photo: Fred / Instagram

Fred is a huge upgrade on Manchester United duo Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini, Steve Nicol has claimed.

The Brazil international completed a £52m move to Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk last week.

Fred signed a long-term deal with the Red Devils despite previously being linked with Premier League champions Manchester City.

The 25-year-old will be tasked with filling the void left by Michael Carrick after the former England international retired at the end of last season.

Fred will be tasked with forging a midfield partnership with club record signing Paul Pogba and Serbia international Nemanja Matic.

Former Liverpool FC defender Nicol is backing Fred to be a big hit at OId Trafford.

“Absolutely [I like him]. He makes the starting XI better,” Nicol told ESPN FC. “He makes their squad better.

“He is a huge upgrade on Fellaini and Herrera. It is a win-win for Man United.”

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term after finishing above Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC.

The Red Devils ended up 19 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City to highlight the gap between the two clubs.

Manchester United lost 1-0 to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley after Eden Hazard’s first-half winner from the penalty spot.Fred is a huge upgrade on Manchester United duo Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini, Steve Nicol has claimed.

The Brazil international completed a £52m move to Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk last week.

Fred signed a long-term deal with the Red Devils despite previously being linked with Premier League champions Manchester City.

The 25-year-old will be tasked with filling the void left by Michael Carrick after the former England international retired at the end of last season.

Fred will be tasked with forging a midfield partnership with club record signing Paul Pogba and Serbia international Nemanja Matic.

Former Liverpool FC defender Nicol is backing Fred to be a big hit at OId Trafford.

“Absolutely [I like him]. He makes the starting XI better,” Nicol told ESPN FC. “He makes their squad better.

“He is a huge upgrade on Fellaini and Herrera. It is a win-win for Man United.”

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term after finishing above Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC.

The Red Devils ended up 19 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City to highlight the gap between the two clubs.

Manchester United lost 1-0 to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley after Eden Hazard’s first-half winner from the penalty spot.

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