Are you sure?! Fred insists Manchester United had a 'great season'

Are you sure, Fred?! Manchester United midfielder insists they had a ‘great season’ after finishing 12 points behind rivals Manchester City and not claiming a single trophy

  • Fred has insisted Manchester United had a great season despite painful ending
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered defeat in the Europa League final to Villarreal
  • United finished second in the league but 12 points behind Manchester City
  • However the Brazilian midfield was upbeat when reflecting on the campaign 

Fred believes Manchester United can be happy looking back at last season and the club’s efforts, despite the team finishing another season failing to win a trophy.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men finished 12 points behind rivals Manchester City in the Premier League, and lost in the Europa League final to Villarreal as they failed to land their first piece of silverware since triumphing in the same competition in 2017.

Under the Norwegian, United have been knocked out of competitions at the semi-final stage four times and now have a final defeat to go with that, after once again falling short. 

Fred believes Manchester United had a ‘great season’ despite failing to win a trophy once again

United suffered defeat in the Europa League final to extend run without a trophy to four years

However, Fred was in positive mood as he reflected on the campaign, and the midfielder was clear when asked if the team is improving.

‘Definitely, for me the team’s done really well and been growing over the season,’ the midfielder told United’s official website.

‘We didn’t start that well as we didn’t have a pre-season. We had the Europa League semi-final which prolonged last season. 

‘We didn’t have a pre-season and got better and better over the season and reached the final.

‘I think overall the team’s had a great season, we could have achieved more, we wanted to win more trophies, but I think generally it’s been a great season.’ 

Fred was a regular in midfield across all competitions and made 48 appearances last season

The 28-year-old was a regular in the United side, starting 27 Premier League matches and making 48 appearances across all competitions.

And the midfielder, who signed for the club in 2018 for £52m, feels his performances on the pitch have benefitted from the faith his manager has shown in him. 

‘It’s really important to me to be starting in games, to be in the eleven,’ Fred said. 

‘I’ve played and started in a lot of games this season. I’m really happy with this, happy to have been in good form and having a great season together with the entire team. 

‘As I’ve already said, I want much more, more trophies with United, I want to achieve a lot here and I’m sure there’s a lot more to come.’

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