Manchester United 's recent humiliation by Tottenham sparked serious conversations in the dressing room, midfielder Fred has revealed.
The Red Devils suffered an embarrassing home defeat at the hands of the north Londoners before the international break.
A rampant Spurs hit United for six at Old Trafford, with the home side only able to get on the scoresheet once.
The humiliating loss to Jose Mourinho's men equalled United's worst Premier League defeat, which was first inflicted on them by their local Manchester City in 2011.
And according to Fred, it sparked some frank conversations between the players.
“Nobody wants to lose a game, especially at home and by that scoreline,” the Brazilian told United's official website. "We've thought a lot about it and talked a lot in the dressing room.
“It was really bad for us, but we have to come back stronger, better, more focused and I'm sure that Saturday we start all over again."
United will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when they travel to St James' Park to take on Newcastle.
Manchester United's next seven matches in all competitions
Newcastle United (a) – Premier League, Oct 17
Paris Saint-Germain (a) – Champions League, Oct 20
Chelsea (h) – Premier League, Oct 24
RB Leipzig (h) – Champions League, Oct 28
Arsenal (h) – Premier League, Nov 1
Istanbul Basaksehir (a), Champions League, Nov 4
Everton (a) – Premier League, Nov 7
Defeat to The Magpies would heap even more pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, something Fred is keen to avoid.
"It will be a great game against Newcastle and we need to do our best to get the win," he said. "The international break has been really good for us because we've had time to rest and think about what we've done.
"Time to train too, as we didn't have a pre-season, so we needed to take this time we had during the international break and put it to good use – to train, to perfect a few things."
Fred is eager for his team-mates not to dwell on their poor results in the league so far, adding: "It's important for us players to look ahead.
”What happened in the last few games is in the past. We have to think ahead, about the games coming up, for us to go on a great run.
"We need to aim to get points, do our best so we don't have to play catch up further down the line. We need to do our best now in these upcoming games, look ahead and get the wins.“
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