Manchester United midfielder Fred has named an Arsenal legend as his growing up.
The Brazilian arrived at Old Trafford in a big-money move from Shakhtar this summer.
Fred, who has one goal to his name so far this season, names United legends Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs among those who inspired him as a youngster.
But there are also spots for two of Arsenal’s famous Invincibles squad with one of his predecessors in the Brazil squad standing out.
"I always watched a lot of English football. It has always been really strong," he told United’s website.
"I used to watch United, Manchester City , Chelsea and Arsenal , when Gilberto Silva used to play there.
"I have many idols like Gilberto, Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes – many great players that have been here as well."
Fred went on to name his close friends in the United squad as he settles to life in Manchester – although his wife spend a lot of time with the partners of players from rivals City.
He added: "My wife talks a lot with Fernandinho and Ederson’s wives. For the players, the fixtures and training schedules are very different so we end up not having time.
"I hang out more with the United squad – Andreas Pereira and the players who speak Spanish. Even those who speak English. We meet after work to play video games and have dinner. It is important for the team. Paul Pogba, Andreas, Eric Bailly. We are close friends."
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