Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred 'Annoyed' at Lack of Chances since Joining Reds

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred 'Annoyed' at Lack of Chances since Joining Reds

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UNITED midfielder Fred has said his lack of playing time since moving to Old Trafford has left him annoyed after he was omitted from the most recent Brazil squad.

The midfielder arrived at the Reds from Shakhtar Donetsk for £52m in the summer - but has started just six of United's 14 Premier League games at the start of the season and completed 90 minutes in just half of those.

Fred went to the World Cup with Brazil and was named in Tite's two international squads in September and October but was left out for the November fixtures against Uruguay and Cameroon.

'I've played little in the club and it's normal for Professor Tite not to be able to evaluate me, even though I've worked hard with him," Fred said. "Of course I was annoyed [at being left out of the Brazil squad], but I have to know how to deal with the sadness also, to be able to help me take a step forward. …

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