‘We should be in the Champions League every year because we are a huge club’: Fred shouts rally cry to Manchester United teammates ahead of final day final with top four rivals Leicester
- Fred says Manchester United should qualify for the Champions League
- Red Devils will secure the top four finish if they can avoid a defeat in Leicester
- Fred said the Red Devils should be in the Champions League ‘every year’
- Harry Maguire returns to Leicester for the first time since £ 80 million
Fred insists that nothing less will do the Champions League qualifying for Manchester United in the run-up to the final day final with fellow top four contenders Leicester City.
The Red Devils will enter Sunday’s game knowing they will participate in Europe’s major league next season if they can avoid a defeat at King Power Stadium.
However, a win for the Foxes would make Brendan Rodgers’ side leap forward in United, leading Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to rely on Wolves to beat Chelsea to remain in the top four.
Fred repeated the importance of Manchester United’s last day with Leicester
Fred looks energetic after a challenging start to life at Old Trafford, with 45 performances this term. Now the Brazilian has urged his teammates to deliver a strong performance when it matters most.
“They are a very good team and we respect them,” Fred told the official Manchester United club website.
“They have great players, a lot of really good players and top scorers. As I said before, we will respect them, but we will also enter the game to win.
“As a club we should be in the Champions League every year because we are a huge club, so to be back in the Champions League is very important to us players, it is also important to the club.
“It’s what the players and the club deserve and it will be great to be back in the Champions League next season and we’ll look to win the Champions League next season.”
Harry Maguire plays for the first time since the £ 80 million move at the home of former club Leicester
Harry Maguire will return to King Power Stadium for the first time since completing his £ 80 million move in August 2019, and Fred believes the United States captain will be extra motivated to succeed in meeting the winner .
“It must be a great feeling for him, because he’s coming back to see his old teammates,” he said. “He was there for a long time, so he should have some strong friendships there and that should be a good feeling.
“But today he represents Manchester United and as we said, he will do everything he can to avoid giving in and getting away with the win.”
Elsewhere in the race for Champions League qualifying, Chelsea will be on the final day behind United on goal difference and one point ahead of Leicester before their home game with Wolves.