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Fred backs Solskjaer but tells his teammates to shut up and run more

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Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred has given his support to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has some harsh words for his teammates.

Fred arrived at United back in 2018 for a fee of 59 million Euros from Shakhtar Donetsk.

He came in for some stern criticism early on at United. But this season he has proved his doubters wrong.

In the absence of Pogba and more recently McTominay has been one of the Red Devils few bright points.

Now that the tough-tackling box to box midfielder has got his own game right, he has turned his attentions to his teammates.

In an interview with De Sola Fred gives his manager full backing. However, he wants his teammates to shut up and focus on working harder on the pitch.

He said of Solskjaer:

“He’s a good person and a good trainer, a young manager and will grow and improve. He will help us.”

But for the team he was not so kind, he added:

“We need to improve as a group, our group lacks the ‘sticking together mentality’, we have lots of problems.”

“There’s always some discussions within the group. [There is] a little vanity, yes, as there is in most groups.”

“We must stop this, we should talk less in the dressing room and start running on the pitch.”

“When everyone has the same goal, that’s when we’ll move forward.”

“We need to be on the same page and today some players have different objectives, there are players that just want to solve problems alone and this is wrong.”