EuroJournal supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Fred amid mounting criticism of the midfielder.
United are set to be with out the 28-year-old for his or her Premier League journey to Leicester immediately as Fred began in Brazil’s 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Uruguay in Manaus, which kicked off at 1.30am UK time on Friday morning.
Fred, who began alongside Liverpool enforcer Fabinho, offered a top quality help for Neymar to open the scoring within the first-half and he has began in 10 of the final 12 Brazil internationals he has been obtainable for.
Nevertheless, the presence of Fred in United line-ups has exasperated a sizeable part of the fanbase and Fred was culpable for Everton’s equaliser of their 1-1 draw at Outdated Trafford two weeks in the past.
As Solskjaer prepares to interrupt up the Fred-Scott McTominay axis which has began within the final three league matches, he emphasised the Brazilian’s qualities while rueing his absence.
“It is journey, it is lengthy journey over there,” Solskjaer stated of Fred and Edinson Cavani’s participation within the qualifier. “After all, they misplaced one worldwide window they usually’ve bought to catch it someplace. Sadly, that is simply the best way it’s.
“Fred performed very well, performed a terrific cross in for Neymar, so he would have gotten a number of confidence from once more displaying how good a participant he’s.
“Edinson wanted minutes. He misplaced fairly just a few weeks at the beginning of the season and that was essential for him, so we should always be capable to deal with out them for this recreation and they need to be again in midweek once more.”