Michael Carrick impressed by Fred adapting to life at Old Trafford
The Brazilian won January’s Player-of-the-Month award after being recognised by fans for his fine recent performances, and he’s also impressed Carrick – who knows a thing or two about playing in central midfield himself.
“I think he’s done great,” the 38-year-old told us at our winter training camp in Marbella.
“It’s not always easy, I think history tells you that. When you look through the pages of this club, when new signings have come in, sometimes it takes a little time to adapt, you know that, and it doesn’t mean they’re not good players or they don’t have real good quality in their play.
“I think it’s just what playing for this club brings and playing in the league. The Premier League is so different to other leagues so, sometimes, it takes time to get used to it, but credit to Fred.”