Manchester United’s Fred played the full 90 minutes of Brazil’s 0-0 draw with Colombia and the midfielder believes his national team is still “developing”.

Brazil coach Tite brought United’s number 17 for Gerson after beating Venezuela 3-1, where Fred was an unused replacement.

The draw with Colombia was Brazil’s first loss of points in World Cup qualifying.

Next up are Fred and Brazil in a game against Edinson Cavanis Uruguay that will be played in the early hours of Friday morning, which means the pair are all but excluded from our trip to Leicester.

Fred attributes Colombia

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The former Shakhtar Donetsk player knew the clash against Colombia was going to be difficult after the two sides met at the Copa America that ended in a 2-1 win for Brazil in the final minutes.

After qualifying for the World Cup (via Terra), Fred said: “We made a good start, created good chances, but we still have to develop further.

“We have to keep doing our work to mend a good sequence. We imagined a difficult game. We knew their quality. We played in the Copa America and won with a goal in the last minute.

“We had a bit of success when we played between the lines, but we sinned at the finish.”

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In his 20th international match for the national team, Fred had 90 touches, only Neymar had more (98) and he made 72 of his 80 attempted passes (90%).

The 28-year-old won five ground and three tackles (SofaScore).

Fred hopes his performance will be enough to maintain his place in the starting XI against Cavanis Uruguay, who lost 3-0 to Argentina in the early hours of the morning.

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