I’m annoyed at Mourinho over lack of game time – Fred
The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford, since he joined from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer for £52 million ($68m).
He has appeared only 10 times in the red of United and has totalled a mere 645 minutes of pitch time. He told reporters;
“I’ve played very little at United, so it’s normal for Professor Tite not to be able to evaluate me, even though I’ve worked hard with him before,”
“Of course, I was annoyed, but I have to know how to deal with the sadness to be able to help me take a step forward.
“The coach has chosen not to put me in the team. That’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.”
United struggled to a 2-2 draw against Southampton on Saturday – a match in which Fred remained on the bench – and will attempt to bounce back at home against Arsenal on Wednesday.