Kleberson knows all about the difficulties of making a positive impression at Manchester United, and he has been trying to explain the struggles endured by Fred and Andreas Pereira.Back in 2003, after seeing the midfielder become a World Cup winner a year earlier, the Red Devils invested £6.5 million ($8m) in the Brazil international.But Sir Alex Ferguson saw little return on that investment, with Kleberson making just 30 appearances across two seasons at Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Some 15 years on and United were back in the market for South American talent, with Fred acquired from Shakhtar Donetsk for £52.5m ($66m).He joined fellow Brazil star Andreas in Manchester, but the 26-year-old endured a testing debut campaign in England during 2018-19.Pereira, meanwhile, has been handed fresh terms by United but is yet to fully unlock the potential he is believed to possess.Kleberson has told the us-bookies.com of two Samba stars trying to prove their worth: “Last season for Man United, Fred and Andreas Pereira had come in off the back of a good season.“When you have players from different cultures and Brazil, they play more technical, more balls to feet in a fluid Brazilian style.“When the team is not doing well, it’s tough because they may not be suited to the playing style.“When Man United play two players in the middle, it can be difficult to not see much of the ball, and because of that Brazilian style, these players may struggle. “If the team is doing well and other players are improving, this will give Fred and Pereira the encouragement to come out and play more and we see their improvement in England.”Kleberson feels Fred and Andreas need to work on becoming better suited to English football, with obvious areas of their respective games that need to be worked on by United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.He added: “It would be good to see them both get on the ball more and be more creative within a game.“They need to become more athletic, and aggressive and hungry to win the ball back.“Players and fans from South America favour the technical and attacking side of the game a lot more.”Fred made just 13 Premier League starts for United last season, while Andreas was included from the off on only six occasions. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted Mar 4, 2015 8:47 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email McDonald’s to serve chicken raised without human antibiotics, milk not treated with hormone FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, file photo, the McDonald’s Golden Arches logo at a McDonald’s restaurant is covered with snow in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald’s on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 said it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – McDonald’s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.The company says its suppliers will still be able to use a type of antibiotic called ionophores that keeps chickens healthy and isn’t used in humans. Later this year, McDonald’s also said it will no longer serve milk from cows treated with a particular artificial growth hormone.Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their livestock antibiotics to make them grow faster and ensure they are healthy. The practice has become a public health issue, with officials saying it can lead to germs becoming resistant to drugs so that the drugs are no longer effective in treating a particular illness in humans.Chipotle and Panera already say they serve chicken raised without antibiotics, but the announcement by McDonald’s is notable because of its size; the company has more than 14,000 U.S. locations. Chipotle has nearly 1,800 locations, while Panera has almost 1,900 locations.“This really does move the ball quite a bit,” said Gail Hansen, a senior officer with the antibiotic resistance project with The Pew Charitable Trusts. Hansen said that ionophores, the antibiotics that will be allowed by McDonald’s, are not considered medically important for humans.Hansen noted the poultry industry had already been moving away from the use of antibiotics used in human medicine, which likely made the decision by McDonald’s easier.McDonald’s noted that while suppliers can still use medically important antibiotics to treat sick animals, those animals would not be used in its food supply Marion Gross, senior vice-president of McDonald’s North America’s supply chain, said the change will cost the company more but noted the increase won’t necessarily be passed on to customers because several factors are used to determine restaurant prices.“I think you will hear more from us as it relates to our food,” Gross added.The announcement comes as McDonald’s Corp. struggles to transform its image amid intensifying competition from smaller rivals positioning themselves as more wholesome alternatives.The company has long battled negative perceptions about its food, but that has become a bigger vulnerability as more people shift toward options they feel are made with ingredients that are higher quality or meet standards on social responsibility.After seeing customer visits to U.S. stores decline two years in a row, McDonald’s had recently hinted that changes could be on the way. Franchisees were told of the upcoming chicken and milk announcement Tuesday at a “Turnaround Summit” in Las Vegas.Scott Taylor, a McDonald’s franchisee who was at the conference, said ingredients are “becoming more and more important” to customers and that McDonald’s has suggested more changes could be in store.In a statement, chicken supplier Tyson Inc. said it looks forward to working with McDonald’s to meet its new standards. Tyson noted it has reduced the use of antibiotics effective in humans by more than 84 per cent since 2011. The National Chicken Council also said in a statement that chicken producers have been working to phase out the use of antibiotics important in human medicine to promote growth in animals.Caroline Smith DeWaal, food safety director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said McDonald’s plan to sell milk produced without rBST was also a good step because the artificial growth hormone can cause health problems in dairy cows.As McDonald’s fights to hold onto customers, the company has also made a number of leadership changes. The pressures reached the top of the company in late January, when McDonald’s said CEO Don Thompson would be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer.The CEO change officially took effect this week, and Easterbrook was at the franchisee summit in Las Vegas.___Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi