Manchester United Frederico Rodrigues (Fred) and son looks so much alike

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Manchester United star Frederico Rodrigues simply known as Fred can not stop showering love on his son Benjamin. The 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder took to his Instagram page to share adorable pictures of himself and his son to mark this year’s Father’s Day in Brazil.

In the pictures the Manchester United star shared on Sunday, 9 August, he could be seen wearing the same shorts as his son while giving different poses in a swimming pool. The close-up shots gave his 1.5 million Instagram followers the opportunity to know how much the son of the football star looks like his father.

Fred and his son Benjamin
Fred and his son Benjamin

In the caption, he wrote in Portuguese: “My greatest treasure. Love of mine for life. I thank God every day for having you as a son. ❤️👼🏾 I wish you all a Happy Father’s Day!”

The football star who has been enjoying the best time of his football career since he joined Manchester United in 2018, has made it a routine for him to dedicate quality time to his baby boy. He is never bored of taking stunning pictures with 1-year-old Benjamin.

Fred and his son Benjamin
Fred and his son Benjamin

Besides his son, his wife, Monique Salum is never scarce on his Instagram page. The Manchester United star always ensures that he shares some of the most beautiful moments he has with his stunning wife on Instagram.

Fred and his wife Monique Salum
Fred and his wife Monique Salum

Though they have been dating for a very long time, they are just two years old together as husband and wife. Yet, their love affairs have remained a delight to so many due to how the football star has been able to keep it scandal-free.

How Benjamin has been a blessing to Fred

Fred, his son Benjamin, and his wife Monique Salum
Fred, his son Benjamin, and his wife Monique Salum

The birth of Benjamin in July 2019 has not only made Fred’s marriage happier and stronger but has also made him a livelier football star. For instance, when Fred played his last season at Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk during the 2017-2018 season, he was used only 37 times in all competitions. On the other hand, when he decided to move to the Premier League club, Manchester United in 2018, he struggled in his first season (2018-2019) as he managed to play only 25 games in all competitions scoring just a goal and made only one assist. He experienced this drought before he became a father.

However, the birth of Benjamin brought a new life to his career as he is now having more opportunities to play for a more compact and competitive team like Manchester United under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Since the birth of Benjamin in July 2019 and as of August 10, 2020, Fred has played 46 games for United which is his highest number of appearances for a club within a football season.

Fred has even been more impactful for United in their Europa League campaign so far this season. Just in 7 Europa League matches, the Brazilian international has scored 2 goals and made 4 assists which were helpful enough to push the club into the quarter-final stage of the continental football competition.