Fred is preparing for World Cup qualification and the Copa America in Brazil and has thought about the past season.
In an interview with Globo Esporte newspaper, Fred said he was satisfied with the result from an individual perspective.
Fred played a total of 48 games and started in 27 Premier League games – more than 23 in the previous season and 13 in his debut campaign for the club.
This move made Fred more committed to United than ever before, playing 3,746 minutes, 200 more than the previous season.
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Looking back on the season that ended in a bitter defeat in the Europa League final, Fred says he’s pleased with his own performance.
Fred said: “This was a very unusual season because of the coronavirus, we had a lot of games in a row and I did very well this season, I managed to have a good series, I had no injuries.
“I can say it was a great season in my career. I didn’t score many goals, sometimes players say: “It was my best season, I scored so many goals”. I only scored one goal, but my job is completely different, I do the job that was assigned to me, I did it very well, it was the best season. “
Fred scored his fourth goal for United in a 3-1 away win at Tottenham.
The Brazilian renewed his midfield partnership with Scott McTominay and this became Solskjaer’s first choice for most big games after the Pogba and Matic combo was burned at home against Tottenham. However, Solskjaer deviated from the “McFred” option for the final.
Fred also said …
Fred also spoke about the frustration he has when dealing with racial abuse on social media.
He said, “I thought Ukraine was a more racist country, but I had no problems in Ukraine and suffered here in England.
“The authorities have to take a stronger stand and show more strength. When you play a game here in England, people are insulting racist slurs on social media. “
He praised his teammate Paul Pogba and how Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is one of his closest friends off the pitch despite his title win.
Fred said: “Unfortunately he won my title this year. It’s a great team, but I said, “Go slow, I have to win the title this year.” He said, “It could be my last, I want to win.” I’m very happy for him, he’s a guy who deserves a lot. “
The midfielder added that he hired a personal trainer after his first season at the club and he believes this has helped him cope with the physical demands of the Premier League.
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Fresh chance to shine
Fred is international in Brazil after winning his first appointment since 2018.
He’s hoping to qualify for the World Cup this weekend when Brazil face Ecuador and Paraguay next week.
After that, his home country will host the Copa America 2021, which starts on June 15th.
Fred’s Brazil face Venezuela, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the group stage.
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