Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Matic Hands Fred a World Cup Present

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Matic Hands Fred a World Cup Present

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NEW United signing Fred is still yet to get off the bench for Brazil at the World Cup - but that did not stop Nemanja Matic from giving his new team-mate a welcome present.

Matic and Serbia were eliminated from the World Cup by Brazil in a 2-0 defeat in Moscow's Spartak Stadium, where Paulinho and Thiago Silva's goals ensured Brazil topped Group E. United midfielder Matic played the full 90 minutes and collected a yellow card which would have ensured a suspension for the last 16 tie had Serbia qualified, but the Eastern Europeans finished third behind Brazil and runners-up Switzerland.

After the game, Matic met Fred away from the cameras and presented the Brazilian with his match shirt, which Fred posted about on his Instagram page. …

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