Fred is excited to play for "world-class" ten Hag

Thursday 21 April 2022 14:51

Manchester United midfielder Fred is excited to play under “world-class coach” Erik ten Hag, whose appointment as our next permanent manager was announced today.

The Dutchman will join the club from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year, subject to work visa requirements. In the meantime, the 52-year-old will focus on the campaign’s conclusion with AFC Ajax and their Eredivisie title race. 

Hard-working Fred has been a consistent starter under four different managers at Old Trafford and the popular Brazilian is eager to prove himself all over again. But more importantly, he is excited about the prospect of ten Hag developing our team into one that wins trophies again. 

“It’s great news,” says Fred in an interview with Premier League Productions. “He’s a world-class coach who will help us a lot here. I’ve watched Ajax and they are a great team who play good football. We know he helps us a lot and hopefully next year we can win trophies.”
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Referencing the need to impress ten Hag, Fred continues: “Of course, you always have to prove yourself day to day and game by game. A new manager will look at the team and you have to show the quality of your work to continue playing and working hard under the new coach.

“The priority is to improve, develop day by day, continue fighting and challenge for trophies. We need to be back to the huge club that Manchester United are. 
“We need to get back to being the huge club that we are. We know the new manager will help us get back on the rails and the objective will be to be back winning again.

“We really need to put a lot of work in. The new manager’s job will not just take one day to the next. It will take time. We will have pre-season and it won’t be easy. A new style that we can adapt to. We still need to meet our objectives on this season of course, too.”