Manchester United's Fred Reveals How To Pronounce His Name Properly
Manchester United's Fred has revealed how to pronounce his name and if you've been pronouncing his seemingly simple name as 'Fred', you'd be completely wrong.
The midfielder, who's full name is Frederico Rodrigues De Paula Santos, is simply known as "Fred" on these shores.
But in a video shared to Man Utd's official Twitter account, the midfielder, 26, has revealed the real pronunciation of his name.
Pronounce @Fred08Oficial's name like a pro with a quick lesson from the man himself! :flag_br: pic.twitter.com/R3P2ig28bi
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 23, 2018
In a short clip it sounds more like "Frej", or even "Fredge".
It's a topic that was discussed when the Brazilian arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk in summer 2018 by South American football expert Tim Vickery.
He said in his Radio Times column that English-speaking folk have been pronouncing many South American names incorrectly for years.
Examples include Chelsea's Willian in addition Real Madrid's Marcelo.
Fred has enjoyed a much better second season in Manchester than his first.
He failed to establish himself in United's midfield last season and many thought he could have been on the way out in the summer.
But United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed faith in the diminutive midfielder and he's become a key player.
His partnership with Scott McTominay has been the go to partnership in the absence of Paul Pogba.
Furthermore, he's also been United's fastest player this season, showing how important his tenacity is.
According to Opta Stats, via the Sun, the former Shakhtar Donetsk player ran 23.1 mph during one run against Everton over the Christmas period.
In comparison Marcus Rashford's quickest came during the loss against Crystal Palace in August, when he clocked 22.56 mph during one of his sprints.
Winger Daniel James, who had a great start to the season in his first year at United but has since tailed off, reached 22.18 mph during the 3-3 draw with Sheffield United in November.
Fred has also acheived another milestone recently, making his 50th appearance against Norwich City this weekend.
Should United's proposed deal for Bruno Fernandes happen in January, it would be harsh for Fred to be the one dislodged from his starting spot.
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