Fred happy to be the 'piano carrier'
Fred has been discussing how his role in the Manchester United side has adapted over time.
Whether he will be used in a similar way by new manager Erik ten Hag remains to be seen, but Fred is happy to remain a ‘piano carrier’ if that’s how the Dutchman wants him to play.
“Last season, I played a bit further forward under Ralf [Rangnick], he gave me a bit more freedom to get in the box to score and assist,” Fred told us in Australia. “We'll see what Erik asks of me now, he may want me more in the build-up of play.
“As I just said, regardless of scoring, I want to help my team-mates. I want to carry the piano on the pitch for them to score and help the team.
“The most important thing is that we achieve our goals to take us as far as possible.”
“Of course, there's a lot of quality with the young players, they've been impressing the manager as well.
“They've been great in training and in matches during this pre-season. I hope they can help us, the older players look to help them to settle into the team as well.
“Hopefully they can do great things with us in the future.”
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