Fred has featured regularly for Manchester United this season. Ole had a lot of trust in the player, who featured in 13 games in the English Premier League. Fred has received some criticism off the pitch for his performances on the pitch. However, the player has shown some improvement since the sacking of Ole and features in the midfield two for the Red Devils. Fred scored one goal under Ole in nine matches. After his sacking, Fred scored a goal and provided an assist in the next four games.
The above viz shows the pass map of Fred in all the Premier League fixtures this season. Fred has attempted 688 passes, and 80 passes were attempted in the match against West Ham United. The pass map shows that 13 passes attempted by the Brazilian landed inside the opposition’s penalty area. Two out of the 13 passes landed inside the opposition’s six-yard box. His passes include four crosses, and two crosses were attempted against Chelsea. Fred has attempted 33 passes towards Bruno Fernandes and has provided an assist to the Portuguese.
The above pass map is the representation of passes attempted by Fred in the last four matches. He attempted 217 passes, and his seven passes landed inside the opposition’s penalty box. Both passes that landed inside the opposition’s six-yard box were attempted in this match. Fred attempted three smart passes in the first nine games and three in the last four matches. His through passes average has also increased. The Brazilian attempted seven passes in the first nine games and six passes in the last four games. There has been an improvement in the distribution of the player.
Fred has scored two goals so far this season. The first goal was scored in the opening fixture against Leeds United, and the other was a winner against Crystal Palace. The Brazilian has attempted eight shots with a 62.5% shot accuracy rate. Only one shot has been attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty box, and that resulted in a goal against Leeds United. Fred attempted three shots in the last four matches. The goal was scored from outside the opposition’s penalty box, and the other attempts were made from the left side. His xG rate this season is 0.41.
The above viz shows the interceptions made by the player in the last four matches. Fred has made 14 interceptions when others are on the ball. The player has managed to intercept five passes attempted by the opposition. He has even won an interception while contesting and duels and blocking a shot. His interceptions have been towards the left side.
Fred has shown an improvement in his games since the departure of Ole. The player is more involved in the games and has given the end products. Paul Pogba’s absence stopped the flow of goals or assists from the midfield. The Brazilian has responded to his criticism in a good way.