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Manchester United midfielder Fred has outlined the “legacy” he wants to leave at the club after spending 100 games with them.
Peace He joined United on a big money move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018. Although he initially struggled to establish himself, he has established himself as a key player for the club.
This particular season has seen Fred stamp his authority on Manchester United’s midfield. He has made 27 appearances in all competitions so far in 2020-21.
The most recent of them, in a draw with West Brom on Sunday, was number 100 overall for United.
It was a sign of how far he has come since his early days at Old Trafford. Although he was unable to mark the appearance with a victory, he is proud to have reached such a milestone.
“I am very happy,” he said. Inside United.
“It represents a great milestone for me, it is what everyone is looking for.
“Ah man, I wasn’t even expecting this. It took me by surprise when you told me now. I am very satisfied.
“It’s a great milestone and, as I said, I hope to be able to play many more games for United.
“I would like to leave a legacy here. It’s a place where all the players want to be, so I’m looking to do my best, play in many more games and make history here. “
Fred, who won three league titles while in Ukraine, has yet to win a trophy with United. Such an achievement would help further cement his status at the club.
The Red Devils still compete on three fronts this season. Their challenge for the Premier League title appears to be fading, but they are also still in the FA Cup and Europa League.
Fred was named to the tournament squad for the final competition last season after helping United reach the semi-finals. As a team, they hope to improve that this season.
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The first obstacle on their possible way to the final is Real Sociedad, which they will face on Thursday in the first leg of the round of 32.
Fred confirmed that United are aiming to win the entire competition this season. However, he knows that his next opponent will not be easy.
“I think it will be a great game against Real Sociedad, they have had a great season in Spain,” he added. “We know that we can expect a difficult match, but we are going for the victory.
“We want to win the Europa League, we know how important it is for us. So we will do our best in the game and have our best season in the Europa League to lift the trophy. “
Sun Message for Fred
Speaking just before Fred made his 100th appearance, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained how much credit the midfielder deserves.
“He has done really well,” Solskjaer said. “I have enjoyed working with him these last few seasons.
“When I arrived I was a child who was struggling a bit. I received numerous questions about Fred at press conferences in the beginning. Like I said then, players who come to a new country take time to settle down, and it took Fred a while to settle down.
“When he has done it now, he has gained confidence. There is less time in the Premier League than I was used to. He’s sped up his game, he’s not getting caught on the ball.
“I am not taking any credit for that, of course. They are the coaches, I think Michael Carrick and Kieran [McKenna]They have been brilliant with him, but it is Fred himself who has had the hunger and humility to learn and want to improve, persevere and keep working.
“There are not many people who can say that he has played 100 games for Manchester United. Hopefully there will be many more to come, and hopefully he will score from outside the area soon, but I’m not sure he will be with his right hand. [foot]. I’ve tried to tell you. “
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