Manchester United Midfielder is having a great season under Manager Erik Ten Hag.
And while he might not quite be the Red Devils’ savior, Fred Nickname takes on a biblical feel.
Why is Fred nicknamed Pastor Fred?
The Brazilian midfielder has become known as ‘Pastor Fred’ to his teammates at Carrington and Manchester United fans.
In an interview in 2020,Fred lifted the lid on why he is nicknamed ‘Pastor Fred’.
Fred revealed he is nicknamed Pastor Fred because he is quite religious.
“I think maybe it’s because I’m quite religious.
“I’m someone who is very grateful to God for everything he’s done for me.
“I always show this gratitude on social media,everyone sees it and I’ve been given this nickname,Pastor Fred.
“I think it’s cool and long may it continue.” He told MUTV.
Fred has become a useful squad member for boss Erik Ten Hag over the past 6 months and whenever he is fielded in the team he performs at his utmost best.
Social media users and especially Manchester United fans hail him by his nickname Pastor Fred after every stellar performance.
He is gradually becoming Manchester United’s fan favourite due to his team play and commitment whenever he plays for the Red Devils.