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Fred Lays Into Manchester United Squad During Brutally Honest Interview

Fred Lays Into Manchester United Squad During Brutally Honest Interview

Manchester United midfielder Fred has laid into some of his teammates for having 'different objectives' and not sticking together.

The Brazilian has been one of United's best performers this season and gave a brutally honest assessment of his side's season so far.

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"We are lacking a lot right now," the 26-year-old told YouTube channel De Sola.

"First of all we need to figure out things on the pitch, we are lacking creativity, especially in midfield.

"We also need to improve as a group, our group lacks the 'sticking together' mentality, we have lots of problems.

"There are a lot of discussion, every group has this sort of problem, but ours has this.

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"Vanity is also an issue and we need to stop this and just run on the pitch."

'The Red Devils' are currently eighth in the Premier League and six points adrift of the top four.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Pressure is beginning to build on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Fred has laid out what he feels the squad needs to improve.

"We need to stick a goal inside our minds, focus on it and go forward," he stated.

"We need to be on the same page and today some players have different objectives, there are players that just want to solve problems alone and this is wrong."

He also backed his manager and said Solskjaer will help United 'get where we want to be'.

"He's a great person, great coach. Its a new job, a young coach, has his ups and his downs, like every coach and every player has. But he's improving and I'm sure he will improve a lot and helps get where we want to be."

Solskjaer has praised Fred in recent months for his influential performances after a poor first season in England.

"This form is down to him, because he's been working really hard and, when he got the chance now that Paul [Pogba] is injured, I think he's really grabbed it with both feet," the 46-year-old explained back in December.

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Image Credit: PA

"We're all happy to see him perform at this level and I'm sure he can kick on and improve."

United added to their squad in January with the arrivals of Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo.

But a 0-0 draw with Wolves before the winter break left fans deflated after failing to score in three consecutive Premier League games.

What do you think of Fred's comments and do you agree with them?

Sound off in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: De Sola/YouTube

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Fred, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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