Gary Neville Delivers Damning Verdict On Fred And Says He's Not Sure What £60m Signing Brings To Manchester United
Gary Neville summed up Manchester United's problem with Fred by admitting he's not sure what the £60 million midfielder brings to the team.
The Brazilian was signed last summer but has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Old Trafford.
He came on for Jesse Lingard late in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday night, and Neville was asked on Sky Sports commentary whether he saw a future for Fred at the club.
"I'm not sure, he responded. "I'm not sure. I've not seen really anything of him in the 12 months he's been here to justify the price tag.
"I think there's been flashes - I thought he played a really good game away at PSG in the Champions League when Manchester United had that wonderful night.
"He looks like he takes the ball, he's tidy on it but I don't see a goalscorer, I don't see a defensive midfield player, I don't see a runner. I'm not quite sure what I see.
"Essentially for £60million, you'd like to fit into one of those categories.
"The thing is when you sign someone for £60m you expect them to be really good. They impress you, show you something."
Manchester United's points haul of nine after seven games is their lowest to start a campaign since 1989-90.
Their draw with Arsenal left them in 10th place and 12 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Scott McTominay gave them the lead just before half-time with his long-range effort, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised after the break.