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Fred has joked that he hopes Leeds United star Raphinha is not fit to face Manchester United as Leeds are preparing to host the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday.
Raphinha joined the Whites in the summer transfer window from Sporting CP and since making his move he has been having an impressive season. The 24-year-old has made 34 appearances in which he has scored 8 goals and provided 8 assists.
“Bruno’s been talking about Raphinha ever since he arrived. They played together at Sporting,” Fred told official club media.
“He’s a great player having an amazing season and a lot of clubs have their eye on him. I met him recently, great guy, excellent player but… I hope he won’t be lining up against us! [laughs]
“I wish him a quick recovery and a lot of success in his career. He’s a stand-out star player for Leeds so, of course, it’s better for us if he’s not on the pitch.
“If he does play, we’ll look to mark him carefully and work on our game-plan as best as possible. We’ll try to nullify his threat to come out on top in this game.”