Man Utd star Fred names club’s best young player – and snubs Mason Greenwood
Manchester United star Fred has named James Garner as the club’s most-impressive young player instead of Mason Greenwood. Greenwood has scored 12 goals for the Red Devils this season and is regarded as a generational talent at Old Trafford. But Fred thinks Garner has the potential to be special.
Speaking to Brazilian website Trivela, Fred named Garner as being the best young player currently at Old Trafford.
“They are great players,” he said when asked about both Greenwood and Brandon Williams.
“The club has an important role in using many base players, it has this history of using the kids that come up from the base, it stays in the professional and makes history in the club, and this process is important.
“They are great players, with a lot of potential for the future.
“All are very good, they are not in the professional for nothing. But what impresses me most is Jimmy Garner.
“Not because he is in the same position as me, but he is a player who has an impressive vision of the game, has a huge future for United.
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“In addition to the impressive game vision, he always plays with his head up, has an impressive kick, an incredible pass.
“He is a player that I admire a lot.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Garner his debut last season in a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
And he’s made six appearances across all competitions so far this campaign, with four of those coming in the Europa League.
Meanwhile, Fred has been a player transformed for United this season.
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And he’s hailed Michael Carrick for helping him discover his mojo, having initially struggled since his £52million move from Shakhtar Donetsk.
“Michael Carrick is an assistant coach who helped me a lot in this process of adaptation and transition,” the Samba star added.
“He’s a guy who is an idol in the club and was a great player in the same position that I play.
“On a daily basis, it always helps me a lot, he is always talking to me.
“After training, we always do a little work to complement it. Sometimes finishing, sometimes passing, launching.
“He’s a guy who understands the game, who lived it. And it is impossible for anyone better than him to help me there.
“He knows about the difficulties, the shortcuts, and he tries to show me everything there in training, in games. He’s a guy who has huge importance for me at United, and I’m very grateful to him.”
Fred also admitted he was delighted at being named United’s best player of the season by Peter Schmeichel recently.
“It is an immense happiness, because, as I said, United is a club of a difficult size to explain, one of the biggest in the world,” he said.
“And to do a championship like the one I have been doing, to be considered one of the best players on the team, having a figure like Peter Schmeichel praising me a lot on social media, that for me was very important.
“I am very happy with this recognition. I hope to continue well, to return to the championship in the best phase so that I can crown this season and we can win something important, like a Europa League title or the FA Cup.”
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