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Fred admits his ‘confidence is higher’ amid his recent Manchester United resurgence

Manchester United midfielder Fred admits his ‘confidence is higher’ following his recent resurgence in form for the club.

The Brazilian international has been a much-maligned figure since his move to Old Trafford in 2018, the midfielder having struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier League since his move from Shakhtar Donetsk.

However, he has shown an upturn in form in recent weeks alongside Scott McTominay in the Manchester United midfield. The 26-year-old has produced his best performances for the club in recent weeks, and admits his confidence is increasing with each improved display.

“I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt since moving to England,” Fred told The Athletic.

“All I ever wanted was to play regularly and now that I’m doing that, there’s no doubt my confidence is higher and that helps any player.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for Fred following his performance in Sunday’s win over Brighton, and the £52m signing admits the ‘trust’ from his manager is important as he bids to establish himself as a key figure in the side.

“The trust from the manager is important and I feel I have this,” he added.

“I just want to continue doing what I’m doing, playing well and starting the games — but I want to score, too. I came close [against Brighton] and hit the bar but I’ll keep working until this happens.

“I’m very happy, firstly because we won but also because we’re getting some rhythm and we’re doing well in the cups.

“But we needed to do better in the league. We just have to carry on fighting so that we reach the Champions League.”

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