Fred: Talks about cliques at Man United are just 'fake news'

Fred: Talks about cliques at Man United are just 'fake news'

Fred has dismissed suggestions that Manchester United's dressing room is divided into cliques as "fake news."

United's players have had to deal with charges that the club is split, notably after Luke Shaw declared following the 1-0 loss to Wolves earlier this month that the team was "not all there together."

Fred claims that players who speak the same language form close-knit groups naturally, but that the environment in the locker room is "fantastic."

"We who speak Portuguese, we communicate, we have a nice friendship," Fred told ESPN Brasil.

"I've been good friends with Alex Telles, both on and off the pitch for many years now, so of course, I'll be a bit closer to him, but that doesn't mean I won't talk to [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, [Mason] Greenwood or [Harry] Maguire and the other English players.

"We have a very good friendship, it's a great atmosphere in the dressing room, we are very good friends and we are always having fun together.

"Whenever possible we have dinner together, recently it hasn't happened because of COVID-19, but we always try to be all together.

"It is a huge club that people will always try to say something about us.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player that everyone wants to talk about and, unfortunately, fake news stories come out. That's very much part of it, unfortunately."

"People like a bit of fake news," he added.

"Here [in England] there is too much. These days I used my Twitter account to talk about a news story about me, which was published in the newspapers and everything, saying that I wanted to leave United. I had to say that it is a lie, I don't know where they get this information from."

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