Fred believes that Manchester United need to beat Tottenham in just their third game of the season to prove they can win the Premier League title.
United suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat at Brighton last weekend as rivals Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea all made it two wins from two in the title race.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men travel to Old Trafford on Monday night and summer signing Fred says victory is key for his side as they look to bounce back from defeat on the south coast.
“It’s a very important game,” Fred told Sky Sports News in an exclusive interview.
“This week we’ve been working, focusing on this game, we want to go out and get the win in front of our home fans.
“We know Tottenham are a great team but we need to get the win if we are to aspire to win the league.”
The Brazilian, who was signed from Shakhtar Donetsk for £52m this summer, has also spoken about how much he is enjoying working under beleaguered United boss Jose Mourinho.
“I’m really happy to be working with Jose Mourinho, he’s a great person and he’s always keen to communicate with the squad and help people to be communicative regarding what they’re to do on the pitch,” he added.
“I’m really happy to be working with him and I hope that I’ll be working for him for a while to come.”
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