Manchester United midfielder Fred is considered by Paul Parker to have been the worst signing of the 2018-19 campaign, with the former Red Devils defender saying: “I doubt if he’s even Brazilian!”
The South American saw a clamour for his signature sparked heading into the summer transfer window of 2018.
Rival interest from Manchester City was fended off to land the 26-year-old, with the Red Devils having done similar when acquiring Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
Neither of those additions have worked out as planned, with a Chilean forward being tipped to head for the exits this summer after struggling to find any kind of form.
Fred is also considered to have flopped during his debut season in England, with an inability to establish consistency seeing him limited to just 13 Premier League starts.
Given how much he cost, and the limited return offered on that investment, ex-United full-back Parker believes the Red Devils can be considered to have done the worst business of the Premier League campaign just gone.
Asked by Eurosport to name his flop of the season, Parker said: “I would like to give that to Fred.
“I don’t think many people would question that one. I think a lot of Manchester United fans would even agree with me.
“It just hasn’t worked out for him and I doubt if he’s even Brazilian!”