Manchester United midfielder Fred has admitted that the criticisms by United legends after the Newcastle defeat in the Premier League were justified as they won numerous titles with the club in their time.
The Red Devils have been poor this season and Fred has also been repeatedly slammed for not justifying his £52million price tag thus far after the move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018.
Fred’s performance in the defeat was singled out but the Brazilian has insisted that he is eager to listen and learn from what pundits have to say concerning his game.
In a chat with Esporte Interativo, Fred explained: “They are within their rights, they’ve won many titles with this club. We have to shut up and work on the pitch”.
“Some critics are pointless – but many can offer me lessons. I like to read what people are saying about my performances. With that, I can try to get better.”
On what it means to put on the Manchester United shirt, he said: “I do understand it.
“Every day when I arrive at the training ground, when I see those big letters with the name of the club, I pinch myself.
“So I know this club is gigantic. I like to read about its history, best players and historical moments.
“It hasn’t been great times for us — our rivals are winning titles and we’re not even in the Champions League. It makes our fans sad and I feel sad as well.
“This club deserves silverware and we’re going to fight to get better. We have to put United back in the place it should never have left.”