Man United midfielder Fred has noted that he had an awful debut season at Old Trafford. The Red Devils signed the Brazil international from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth £48 million in the summer of 2018. However, he struggled to feature regularly for the Premier League giants.
Fred managed to score 1 goal in 17 Premier League appearances in his debut season and revealed that he had difficulties adapting quickly to life in Manchester at the start.
In a recent chat with the Associated Press, Fred said: “I believe the first season was very difficult for me,”
“There was the process of settling down here, but also other personal things that were happening in my life, such as the birth of my son.
“So I believe it was a mix of reasons that made me have an awful first season.”
Before his arrival, he was the subject of interest for both Manchester clubs as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were interested in signing him.
“It was a contest between two great managers and I could only be delighted with that,” he added. “It was very important for me as it would have been for any player.”
The player has improved immensely since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford and has established himself as one of the key members of the team after injuries to Paul Pogba and Scot McTominy this season.
He played all the games for the Red Devils as the established an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions before the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the suspension of the season.
“I’m definitely settled in every aspect now,” he said. “I’ve been enjoying some good performances and the chance of playing a great sequence of games. That was also helpful. I’m delighted with this season.
“I’m now playing well and hopefully I can keep the momentum if the league returns. I just want to give my best for this club, trying to be a key part of the team.”