On Thursday, we covered an interview with Manchester United midfielder Fred aired by ESPN Brasil.
In that story which went to TV, the 27-year-old talked about his improvement since his transfer to Old Trafford, the impact of Bruno Fernandes in the team and the race for the Premier League title.
Now it seems ESPN Brasil had an extra bit which was left for the website, and that’s Fred speaking about manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The midfielder was quizzed about the pressure that the Norwegian boss faces in the job, and claimed that’s normal for a club of this size.
“With each passing day, you see his evolution. I really like to see him here. I think there will always be distrust. You being in a big club like this one, a lot of people want to see you badly, there’s no way. But you have to stay strong and I think he has a good head,” Fred told ESPN Brasil.
Fred also talked about Solskjaer’s qualities as a manager and what makes him have support from the squad.
“I think he’s a different guy. He was a player, he’s been on this side. So he knows how to deal with us. He talks a lot with the players. I think this is what sets him apart. He’s always playing with us, supporting us, helping us in positioning, on a daily basis. He’s a guy who’s always close and this is very important for the player.”
In the other part of the interview, the midfielder had already claimed he had to conquer his space in the squad as he wasn’t a signing requested by the manager.
Solskjaer and Fred now prepare to play Manchester City in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.