Fred has explained how Sir Alex Ferguson continues to inspire Manchester United through his visits to the training ground.
The former United boss watches Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from the stands on matchday but also occasionally visits them at Carrington.
And Fred has explained how Ferguson’s aura around the club has inspired him to strive to be the best he can be.
“He has a great history here,” Fred told O Clube.
“I used to hear about him and I knew his story but after being here and realising how much people idolise him, for the time he stayed, the title he won and the person he is.
“Once in a while, he comes to watch our practice sessions here, it is important to be near him. He is one of the greatest football coaches in history.
“Being close to him is important and it’s kind of surreal. I’m very happy that he can be close, he comes to watch our games most of the time, so this is very important to me.
“He is applauded by not only United fans but everyone in England and not only England, worldwide. Everything he lived in football, every he revolutionalised in English football is impressive.
“I think he deserves all of this and we just thank him for doing it for us. After the game against PSG, that we won 1-3, we had lost at home, he went to the locker room and I said: ‘Omg, he’s here!’ I went to greet him, shaking his hand.”