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Manchester United midfielder Fred produced an outrageous assist for Neymar in Brazil's 4-1 win over Uruguay in the early hours of Friday.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk man has received a lot of criticism from fans in recent times for his displays.
In United's 1-1 draw with Everton, Fred was culpable for Andros Townsend's equaliser after he was completely bodied by Demarai Gray on the halfway line.
A regular sticking point with Fred has been his lack of forward passing from central midfield but that wasn't the case for Brazil's opener.
Playing a bit further forward in midfield with Fabinho behind him, he threaded through a scrumptious pass that was weighted perfectly for Neymar.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar's run was timed to perfection and after touching the ball down, he rounded the goalkeeper and squeezed the ball in to move onto 70 goals for the Selecao.
But it was all about the pass from Fred, who produced a passage of play that Lionel Messi would have been proud of.
Neymar strikes first to give Brazil the lead against Uruguay! 🇧🇷— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) October 15, 2021
A delicious assist by Fred 🔥 pic.twitter.com/71Ho1TUteZ
United fans on Twitter were almost in disbelief that Fred, who has struggled to make five yard passes on occasion, turned into a master playmaker for a moment.
i am convinced Fred is actually playing against us, a forward pass for Brazil and and an assist wthh pic.twitter.com/P8gevK2kUF— Sam🇦🇺 (@samlutd) October 15, 2021
Fred assists Neymar to score for Brazil..— Enehyeh (@YuurOwnUniverse) October 15, 2021
On top of this, he has been brilliant so far...
What could be the reason behind his below par performances at Man utd?? https://t.co/zsh3eVWFLi pic.twitter.com/YdyE5zhHG4
no way y’all not talking about fred’s assist 😭— Tei Drake 🥚 (@Jay___nastyy) October 15, 2021
Neymar is so good he gave Fred an assist. pic.twitter.com/G8x08RJ0Hv— DME 🇳🇦 (@dme__363) October 15, 2021
all united players did well during the international break, even fred had an assist lmao. https://t.co/MrBDqA7jLB— tobi johnson. (@tobithegem) October 15, 2021
What an assist by Fred🔥🔥— 𝕽𝖆𝖘𝖍𝖓𝖆𝖑𝖉𝖔™👑 (@MR10Army) October 15, 2021
Shame we’re not seeing him doing things like that at United pic.twitter.com/TxYge6js5Y
I still can’t believe that was a Fred assist— Mod (@MUFCMod_) October 15, 2021
Fred played 88 minutes in the comprehensive victory and because of the travel and scheduling, will not be involved for United in their 3pm kick-off against Leicester City on Saturday.
But after his first assist of the season, United fans will be hoping the 28-year-old continues in the same vein over the next few weeks.
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