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Dixon slams Man Utd midfielder Fred over forward passes

Lee Dixon has slammed Manchester United midfielder Fred for failing to play forward passes.

The Brazilian has failed to win over United fans and critics alike since joining from Shakhtar Donestk in 2018.

"The jury has delivered its verdict. If Fred is the answer to United's problems then they are in big trouble," the former Dixon told NBC.

"Every time after the ball goes to Fred it goes square, square, square. You would have thought with United getting more and more desperate during the game Fred might have actually passed the ball forward.

"He is clearly not the answer. You look at Manchester United's midfield as a whole and you wonder what the game plan is. What is the system? Does anybody know?

"Against Newcastle it just got worse and worse. It was the same with Fred. He doesn't look a Manchester United player.

"There are not enough creative players in the side and that's one of the reasons they are not getting the best out of Marcus Rashford."

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