Manchester United midfielder Fred has said that the club will have to beat Tottenham Hotspur to show that they can win the Premier League. Manchester United endured an embarrassing defeat to Brighton last weekend and are keen to rebound from that loss.
Fred said, “It’s a very important game. This week we’ve been working, focusing on this game, we want to go out and get the win in front of our home fans. We know Tottenham are a great team but we need to get the win if we are to aspire to win the league.”
Fred admitted that on that evening last weekend, Brighton were better than Manchester United. He said, “The Premier League is a great league and there are a lot of great teams and Brighton were better than Man United. They got early goals which we didn’t manage to achieve, we improved but unfortunately this wasn’t enough for a win or a draw. Going into the next game we want to be focused and we want to win so we can stay in the race for the title.”
About Jose Mourinho, the Brazilian said, “I’m really happy to be working with Jose Mourinho. He’s a great person and he’s always keen to communicate with the squad and help people to be communicative regarding what they’re to do on the pitch. I’m really happy to be working with him and I hope that I’ll be working for him for a while to come.”
Playing in England for the first time, Fred, a Brazilian has a bit of a language problem. However, the 25-year old said that the presence of Andreas Pereira diminishes that problem. He said, “There are lots of Brazilians in the Premier League but most are playing against us. Here I’ve got Andreas (Pereira) who is here at Manchester United, who’s helped me a lot and been important to me and, obviously, Jose Mourinho speaks the same language. I’ve been adapting here with my team-mates at Manchester United and, yes, this has helped a lot.”
About his goals at the club, Fred said, “I’ve got lots of objectives in the short term, the league, the Champions League and the domestic cups. I want to win these competitions and in the long term i want to win lots of trophies and I want to gain recognition from the fans and I’d love to leave a mark here and I’d love to leave a legacy at Manchester United.”