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Fred produces fantastic display on international duty with Brazil

Manchester United midfielder Fred produced a sublime performance for Brazil during their recent World Cup qualifier against Uruguay at the Amazonia Arena.

The 28-year-old lined up alongside Fabinho in the centre of the park. The duo controlled the proceedings against their South American counterparts.

Brazil ran out comfortable 4-1 victors in the qualifier with Raphinha (2), Neymar and Gabriel Jesus among the goals. Luis Suarez bagged a consolation strike for the visitors.

Fred had an impressive outing in midfield with three successful tackles and two interceptions.

He won five of the eight ground duels attempted alongside two take-ons.

The midfielder also kickstarted the scoring with an assist for Neymar in the 10th minute.

It was a sublime all-round display for the €22 million-rated star, whose form has been questionable at club level.

Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Fred has been a regular starter in midfield alongside Scott McTominay, and the United boss publicly backed his decision last month.

However, the pair have continued to receive criticism from some fans.

Fred had a poor outing against Everton before the international break, failing to stop the counter-attack leading to the equalising goal.

There are high chances that he could be dropped to the bench for the Leicester City clash tomorrow.

It has been suggested that he may not make the matchday squad altogether.

Fred and Cavani were in action for Brazil and Uruguay today morning (BST).

With a short turnaround time involved, it appears highly unlikely that they would feature against the Foxes.

Fred will have to quarantine at a club-based facility away from his family for 10 days.

He was part of the Brazil squad that visited Colombia, who are still among the United Kingdom’s red-listed countries.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com and Sofascore.com.

Read: Manchester United fans react as Cristiano Ronaldo bags a record 10th international hat-trick.

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