Manchester United midfielder Fred has rejected criticism from club legends Paul Scholes and Roy Keane.
Keane has blasted Fred as “sloppy and lazy” in the past, while Scholes has accused him of “lacking fight” before too.
“They had many moments of glory for Manchester United and now they’re paid to give opinions, so I’m fine with it,” he said of the iconic central midfield pairing, he told TNT Sports Brazil.
“It’s their job and it’s their right to do so. I don’t agree with it but it’s their opinion.
“I’m not confrontational, I’ve heard a lot of negative comments about me, always negative, but I won’t say anything back. My focus is to work on the pitch.”
Fred also said: “I know I’m not the best player, the most technical, but I give my blood and my life every time I’m on the pitch. As we say in Brazil, I carry the piano for the artists to play. Some fans like me and others don’t. But football is like that, you need to learn to deal with criticism.
“I listen to constructive criticism, for sure, but there is a lot of criticism just to humiliate you. It’s easy to go on social media and write anything full of hatred.”
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