Manchester United midfielder, Fred has opened up on the impact of footballing superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes in the dressing room and their demands of excellence when it comes to performances.
Ronaldo has enjoyed a brilliant return to United after a gap of 12 years, scoring 12 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions so far, while Bruno has been his usual consistent self, netting five goals and registering nine assists so far.
The duo are arguably the two most important players for United and Fred has given his view on the impact of the duo.
"His [Ronaldo] impact was very positive. It’s obvious that in the first games, it was difficult for us, we had some defeats in some big matches, but I think his impact was very positive because a quality player, as great as Cristiano, being able to share the locker room, being able to have a day-to-day life with him, is very important," he told ESPN Brasil.
"It’s like I say, it’s hard for you to get there, but it’s even harder to keep up, and he stayed on top, he works for it. It’s an honour to be able to work with him, to be able to share the locker room."
New interim manager, Ralf Rangnick will be hoping that the duo continue their good form for the rest of the season as he looks to lead the Red Devils to a top-four place and a trophy or two, come the end of the campaign.