In a disappointing development for midfielder Fred, Manchester United is reportedly willing to entertain offers for the Brazilian during the upcoming summer transfer window. The news comes as the 30-year-old has seen limited playing time this season, casting doubt on his future at Old Trafford.
Fred's contract with Manchester United expires next summer, and his lack of significant game time this season has raised concerns about his role in the team. Despite making 52 appearances in all competitions, the midfielder has only managed to accumulate slightly over 2000 minutes on the pitch, indicating his exclusion from the starting lineup on numerous occasions.
According to reports, manager Erik ten Hag is keen on making ruthless decisions during the transfer window, parting ways with players he believes are not capable of driving the team forward. Unfortunately for Fred, he seems to fall into that category.
Since joining Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, Fred's time at the club has been a mixed bag. While his effort and commitment have never been in question, his performances have lacked consistency from the outset.
Considering his age and the fact that his contract expires next season, it appears sensible for the club to consider offloading him this summer if a suitable offer arises. The funds generated from his potential transfer could then be reinvested in the squad during the transfer market.
Ten Hag and his coaching staff would be wise to prioritize the addition of a central midfielder who can complement the good work done by players like Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, and Christian Eriksen. The ideal candidate would possess the ability to carry the ball forward while also excelling defensively.
While there may be United fans who welcome Fred's potential departure, there will undoubtedly be some who will miss him. The Brazilian midfielder has always displayed a strong work ethic and an earnest desire to become a key player for the club, even if he hasn't been able to achieve that status.