New Manchester United signing Fred has been tipped to bring a bit of everything to the Old Trafford sides midfield next season, by his agent and former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva.
Although Gilberto has revealed that his client will allow fellow Red Devils midfielder Paul Pogba more freedom to roam forward, he has also been speaking of Fred’s ability as an all round footballer.
“He’s a mixture of a No.6 and a No.8,” Gilberto told Manchester United’s official website.
“He can play in both positions and he played in many different roles in his early days, including as a winger.
“He has a lot of qualities, particularly in co-ordinating the game, like a tough playmaker. He’s a real box-to-box midfielder and his final pass is really good.
“If he has the chance to go forward and find somebody in space, he can do it. He’s a very focused person and I’ve been really impressed by his mentality.”