Fred annoyed to lose national team spot as Manchester United struggles continue

Manchester United midfielder Fred is annoyed to have lost his place in the Brazil squad due to a lack of playing time at club level. The 25-year-old, a reported £52 million signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, has only completed 90 minutes three times in the Premier League this season. He has been started just twice in Champions League both time against Swiss team, Young boys. But he was an unused substitute as Manchester United drew The Saints 2-2 marking the third league game in a row in which he has failed to get off the bench. This was the third league game in which United failed to win, Losing against City and drawing with Palace and Southampton.

Fred’s lack of football saw him left out of Tite’s last Brazil squad, and he concedes it has been a frustrating few weeks under Jose Mourinho. Fred admitted: “I’ve played little in the club and its normal for Professor Tite not to be able to evaluate me, even though I’ve worked hard with him. I remain focused on my work, and I hope to be back to the selection soon to be able to be in the Copa America.”

Fred has been neutral about Mourinho on his way of selection his first XI, “The coach Mourinho has chosen not to put me in the team, it’s his choice. I still do my job, and I can’t let it affect my mindset, I cannot let that shake me. I have to be patient. It’s a bit of a difficult start; I have not been playing so much. I’ve had a lot of games in Shakhtar, but it’s a little bit different here. It’s normal, a process of adaptation to a different league.” He signed off.

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