Manchester United midfielder Fred has received an apology from a Manchester United fan who had been very critical of the Brazilian international in the past.
Manchester United supporter John Shin told MUTV: “I want to give a bit of an apology to Fred because I have been one of those fans who has been known to be very, very critical.
“I want to apologise because I think Fred has proven to us that, while the quality might not be there at times, he has the fight.
“The fight is certainly there and especially when things are not going well, you just want to see players out there who are giving it their 110 per cent like Fred.
“As a fan, if sometimes we look like we’re playing world-class football one minute and the next thing we are capitulating, it gets frustrating. But if there are players out there like Fred who show that heart and desire and passion, it’s good to see.
“Fred isn’t the biggest guy on the pitch, he’s a small guy running around and sometimes you look and think ‘man, what is he doing?’, but just seeing Fred showing that fight and determination game after game is great.
“And now with Ralf Rangnick coming in and somehow rejuvenating this renaissance of Fred, it has just been such a pleasure to see him perform alongside Jadon Sancho, who has had the pressure leave his shoulders a bit since the start of the season.
“Sancho looked like there was so much pressure on him to try to perform as quickly as possible. I always said Jadon just needs to get down and do his thing because the quality is there and the performances are going to come. It was just a matter of him finding that stability and consistency.
“But especially in these dark past few weeks, Fred and Jadon Sancho have been shining lights for us Manchester United fans. If Fred is watching MUTV, I would just like to say I’m sorry and I love you.”