Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred Will Come Good, Says Brazil's Gilberto

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred Will Come Good, Says Brazil's Gilberto

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GILBERTO Silva believes it is only a matter of time before United midfielder Fred shows his worth at Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old, who moved to the Premier League from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth £52m in the summer, is still to nail down a regular starting berth in Jose Mourinho's side this season.

The Brazil international has played just 581 minutes in his nine appearances for United but Gilberto, who represents Fred, says the way he adapted to life in the Ukraine gives hope that the best is yet to come for him at Old Trafford.

"I am confident he will do well at United," he said.

"He is a strong character and he has shown that in the past. There is a huge difference between life in Brazil and in the Ukraine, but Fred adapted well. He will also adapt at Old Trafford in time. …

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