Fred believes that Manchester United must continue to adapt to Ralf Rangnick’s methods and keep improving in order to be a success under the German.
Rangnick took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis until the end of the season and came with a reputation of playing high pressing, entertaining football.
That hasn’t quite come to pass on a consistent basis yet and United haven’t been in the best form, having gone three matches without a win prior to Tuesday’s win at Brighton.
However, Fred has heaped praise on Rangnick, labelling him a “top coach who has arrived at the club to help us,” and revealing the work he has done with him personally.The Brazilian told Sky Sports: “
Ralf just wants me to do my best. He knows the energy I have but also the quality I have.”
Fred also stressed the onus is on the United players themselves to continue improving.
“Obviously, he has a different way of working from the previous manager, but we have to adapt to that.” he said.
We have to start again. That’s not easy, but we need to give everything we have in training.
“We have had good results and not-so-good results in the last few games but we’re really happy with the win against Brighton and we now need to keep improving.
We’ve got an intense month with a lot of important games, so we need to continue giving our best.”
Fred also discussed his favoured position, revealing he enjoys playing further forward but doesn’t mind playing in a holding role either.
“I really like playing there,” he added “With the Selecao, I play in a position which is closer to the opposition goal and the coach here has changed my positioning too and I really like it.
“I have no problem playing deeper and I enjoy that position too.
I just want to be able to help the team as much as possible – that’s my priority. I have a big desire to help the team.