Fred claims he is 'very happy' playing next to Casemiro

Fred says he’s ‘very happy’ playing next to Casemiro after the duo impress for Manchester United in Tottenham win, as he claims fellow Brazilian makes him a ‘better player’… before praising ‘very good’ big-money winger Antony

  • Manchester United’s Fred has said he is ‘very happy’ playing with Casemiro
  • The duo put on an impressive showing as United beat Tottenham 2-0 yesterday
  • Fred revealed he feels the Brazilian makes him a ‘better player’ on the pitch
  • He also praised Anthony, saying he is a ‘very good’ player with ‘big qualities’

Fred has praised Manchester United team-mate Casemiro after the pair shone in the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Fred, who has struggled for form since joining the club in 2018, put in arguably his best display in a United shirt next to Casemiro, who has impressed since his arrival in the summer.

Via Manchester Evening News, the midfielder said playing next to the 30-year-old ‘improves’ him as a player, before talking up the importance of the former Real Madrid man. 

Fred has said news Manchester United team-mate Casemiro makes him a ‘better player’

The duo put on an impressive showing in United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday

‘I’m very happy playing next to Casemiro’, he said. He’s a big player for the Brazilian team, we’ve already played a long time together in that team. 

‘It’s very important being side by side with him and playing with him improves my football. A big player like Casemiro can play there and Scott McTominay is also a big player. They are both very important.

‘I can’t say anything about Casemiro, everybody knows his qualities and how important he is for the team, and Scott is also a great player.

United are beginning to hit form after a slow start to the season under manager Erik Ten Hag

United put in perhaps their best performance under Ten Hag in the win at old Trafford

‘We have big games at this club all of the time; it’s a midfield where we have big players. We have to be good to help the team all the time and this is the most important thing.’

Fred also praised summer arrival Antony, who raised eyebrows when he was announced by United in an enormous £82million fee.

He scored three goals in his first three games for the club, and has made the right midfield position his own since his arrival. 

Fred said new United big-money signing Antony is ‘a very good player’ with ‘big qualities’

‘Antony is a very good player, very young’, Fred added.  ‘He arrived and took his place in the team which is difficult.

‘He has big qualities. Today he didn’t score but soon he will get goals again. He’s already shown he can score for this team.’

United are fifth in the Premier League table after a slow start to the season under new manager Erik ten Hag, and face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 

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