Fred has caused great disappointment in the first year of fighting in the Premier League but Red Devils fans can still trust the Brazilian star if they look at the 5 cases below.
Check out the 5 players who were disappointed in the first year, but played brilliantly in their 2nd year in the Premier League.
Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
Evra is one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s best signings when Man Utd only paid £ 5.5 million to recruit him from Monaco in 2006.
Evra at the peak is one of the world’s leading left-backs with a comprehensive ability to play. However, his first season in the Premier League was not smooth. In the debut of Evra, Man Utd lost to 1-3 against City, and the French star was disappointed. He was abandoned in the match against Liverpool later, missed the 2006 World Cup. Mikael Silvestre was called up as a fullback after several seasons in the center.
In the next season, all changed. Evra is the Reds’ No. 1 defender, despite competing with Gabriel Heinze, John O’Shea, and Silvestre.
Michael Essien (Chelsea)
Essien became Chelsea’s record signing when he joined Stamford Bridge from Lyon in 2005 for £ 24.4 million but for at least my first 12 months, the Ghanaian star just left a faded performance.
However, even after Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele are still at their peak, even though Michael Ballack is brought in, Essien still impresses. Unfortunately, two serious knee injuries in the 2011/12 season made his career at Chelsea impossible to last longer.
Javier Mascherano (West Ham/Liverpool)
West Ham lost 8 and drew 1 in their first 9 matches after Mascherano and Carlos Tevez arrived in August 2006. The following season, Mascherano arrived at Anfield, along with Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso as the key names in the money. Liverpool defender. He was considered the top defensive midfielder in the Premier League before coming to Barcelona in 2010.