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Manchester United stars encourage Fred in tunnel on debut game against Leicester

Manchester United stars encourage Fred in tunnel on debut game against Leicester

- Fred was encouraged by his teammates on his league debut against Leicester

- Juan Mata, Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba were among the stars that urge him on

- The club's captain, Pogba commended the Brazilian after coming on as a sub

Brazil international Fred made his debut for Manchester United in Friday night's win over Leicester City.

And if what happened in the tunnel is anything to go by then Fred is already proving a popular addition with his teammates at his new club, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder made his way out of the new-look dressing rooms for his first warm up on home soil.

And he was given plenty of encouragement from his new teammates, as the club's 'inside Old Trafford' footage revealed.

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Spanish midfielder Juan Mata was the first, catching up with Fred as the players matched out in a single file into the tunnel.

Mata put his arm around Fred who also speaks Spanish, before giving him some advice and he was not the only one.

Eric Bailly also gave Fred a big hug before the stand-in skipper, Paul Pogba, threw an arm around his new team-mate as the players made their way out for the warm-up.

The 25-year-old will ease the burden on Pogba and the Frenchman was impressed by what he saw on their first outing together.

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“Fred came in and, for his first game, did great. It’s his first game and you know you have to adapt. It’s not easy. He’s done a great job in the win," he said.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that France midfielder Paul Pogba has cast fresh doubt over his Manchester United future by saying he would get fined if he really opened up about his happiness.

Pogba's relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to be the reason of not getting to terms with life at Old Trafford after the World Cup.

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