Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson believes new signing Fred will add an extra dimension to the Reds' midfield next season.
“I think everybody was saying that we just needed a bit more mobility and a little bit more creativity in that midfield area,”suggested United’s former no.7.
“Fred definitely gives you that. He’s been very good for Shakhtar, so hopefully he can take to the Premier League and do really well for United.”
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“I didn’t have any difficulties with them [Juninho and Emerson],”recalled Robbo.
“Brazilians are tough characters, and mentally tough. The thing in Brazil is, if you don’t prove yourself in Europe, you’re not really a top-class player - that’s why they all like to come across to Europe and prove themselves.
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“So I’m sure Fred, coming from Ukraine to the Premier League, will be tough enough and ambitious enough to want to do really well for United. I don’t think there will be any problems setting in as far as he’s concerned.”