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- May 8, 2011
Fred is 25 I believe, he should be progressing to nearing his very best not a work in progress! He really needs to be settling in and hitting the ground running, we can't afford another Pogba on our hands. I actually think he will settle in quickly and do the job for us. Really looking forward to seeing what he's got in his locker. I also think, as he can play the Pogba role, it will make Pogba pull his socks up as he wont want Fred outshining him. We could have the makings of an outstanding midfield here. Just need to replace Matic now haha. We missed the boat with Fabinho on that oneit does sound like a great signing, I just hope we (fans) give him a chance and don't write him off after 5 mins like Lindeloff. It sounds like he is work in progress.
Well in that case a lot of players are a "work in progress". I suppose it depends what your definition of that is. Work in progress to me is a Rashford, Martial and it sounds like Fred was there a couple of years ago when he was playing a defensive midfield role but has become a very good all rounder. I said it seems like he's a VERY good player that can be great, he can become great by playing with better players and in a better league. It's hard to know if a player is great in the Ukrainian league.I think it is was Rivaldo who said he was work in progress, which is basically what you are saying too, good but can be great.
Been talking about 4-4-2 diamond for a while. Can't see it though. I've read Fred is excellent with both feet by the way, prefers his left as natural but good with both apparently.I can't remember seeing fred play before tbh. Just watched some clips on you tube and have a small concern. I hadn't realised he is left footed. That means we will have him and matic both left footed and pogba who likes to play on the left of centre. Maybe a 4 man midfield in a diamond might work.