Fred: I've grown as a person this season
Manchester United midfielder Fred believes this season has been his best at the club on an individual level.
The Brazilian, signed in 2018 from Shakhtar Donetsk, has been a consistent starter under four different managers at Old Trafford and this week collected a medal for making 100 Premier League appearances.
United are gearing up for a clash with old rivals Arsenal on Saturday, and Fred feels his contributions this year have helped Ralf Rangnick's side remain in contention for a Champions League place.
"I think it’s been my best season here," he told MUTV, before being ruled out of the Arsenal game through injury.
"As a group it hasn’t been our best season, far from what we wanted. It could have been much better.
"Personally, I think I’ve had a good season, I’ve scored more goals, helped my team-mates, I’ve grown more."
Fred has scored four goals in the Premier League this season, double the amount of his previous seasons combined. A notable goal was the winner in Rangnick’s first game as manager, against Crystal Palace.
United currently sit in sixth place, three points off fourth position and Fred has acknowledged how vital the remaining games are.
"We have a big chance and it starts this weekend against Arsenal," began the United midfielder.
"It won’t be easy, against a good young team with a great coach. In the first game we beat them at home. We know they’re a good team, but we can beat them.
"We know how hard it will be, but we’ll look to have a great game and get the win. We need to go on a good run to finish in fourth, I think we have a great chance and I’m sure we’ll do it."
Our no.17 has been sidelined since the defeat at Goodison Park earlier this month, and is eager to get back playing and helping the Reds.
"It’s been really difficult being out for these last few games, you want to be on the pitch helping your team-mates. It’s really tough, suffocating almost, watching from the outside."
Fred, who has 25 caps for his country, has warned that Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli could pose a dangerous threat for the Reds.
"Martinelli is in great form, a superb attacker," he said.
"We have to try and nullify his threat, we know how good he is."