Manchester United midfielder Fred has issued a plea to team-mate Paul Pogba to stay at the club.
Pogba has found form in recent weeks after agent Mino Raiola claimed “it’s over” for him at Old Trafford.
Transfer speculation has constantly swirled around the Frenchman, who could leave in the summer.
But Fred says he is desperate to see him stay put and continue to show his class off the back of some excellent recent performances.
The Brazilian told Globo Esporte : “He (Pogba) is one of the guys who works hard, works hard, is very serious in training .
“Inside the locker room is a guy who helps us, is always in a good mood.
“We hope so much that he can stay, everyone knows his quality, this is indisputable.
“It helps us a lot on and off the field and donates to the maximum, whenever we donate to the maximum it makes great matches. And we hope he stays and is always at his best.”
Pogba is one of numerous midfield options, which were enhanced by the arrival of Donny van de Beek in the summer.
Asked about the unit, Fred said: “It is very good, you mentioned four quality players, there is still Van de Beek playing there, Bruno (Fernandes) is sometimes in a deeper role, too.
“Our midfield is one of the strongest in the Premier League. And having a good number in this midfield is of enormous importance.
“I hope to improve my performance. The training is good, we respect each other a lot, they are experienced players, they know how to deal with it, that when they play they do their best or cheer for their teammate.
“The group is doing what they deserve this year, and with that thought in mind we are going to seek this victory in the Premier League.”
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