Manchester United fans might be worried as news comes in of Fred picking up an injury while training for Brazil. A report from the BBC claims that the Brazilian picked up an ankle injury for the Samba Boys just a week before the start of the World Cup.
The Manchester United man’s injury was described by the Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lamas as a “trauma in his ankle”.
The doctor was further quoted by the BBC as saying that we might learn more about the injury on Friday.
“At the moment it is too early to say anything about him. On Friday, we watch to see what happens and then decide if we need to do any exams or not.”
The report also mentioned that the Brazilian midfielder picked up the injury after a tackle by Real Madrid’s Casemiro.
Brazil’s campaign for the World Cup begins with a clash against Switzerland on 17 June before they face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.
Fred was one of the two signings Jose Mourinho has made this summer, with Diogo Dalot also joining from Porto. The injury could not have come at a worse time for Fred as he would have been looking to help Brazil win their 6th World Cup.
It would also lead to concerns for United fans as we would have hoped that the midfielder would come to the club in good form after the World Cup but the injury could pour cold water on all these expectations.
Hopefully, Fred will not be out for long and will be able to line up for the national side and also stay fit for the start of the Premier League season.