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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives Fred hope over Manchester United future

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Don’t give up, Fred.

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Fred does not need to worry about getting more chances at the club.

Fred has played just once in 2019, for the game against Reading in the FA Cup in January, and he was taken off at the hour mark.

The Brazilian international has failed to make an impression under the current manager and Jose Mourinho, who paid around £50 million for him to sign him from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2018.

Solskjaer explained Fred’s struggles, and was not downbeat on his chances of being involved in the future, saying:

“We know there’s a very, very good player there with Fred so hopefully he’ll adjust to the English game because there’s no doubt there’s talent, absolutely no doubt.

”I didn’t do Andreas or Scott or Fred any favours when I put them in against Reading when we’ve had nine changes.

“Next time they come in there might be one or two changes, and it’s easier, and then we’ll see what they’re capable of.

”There’s loads of players that have come in and found the first few months difficult. One of the best players I’ve played with that struggled the most was Diego Forlan. Veron [is another] you know, those two fantastic players and it took a bit of time. But when they settled they performed.

”So I don’t think he needs to worry too much. He’ll get chances.”

United face Liverpool at the weekend, where a win could take them six points behind Tottenham Hotspur, but more importantly could put more distance between them and Arsenal, who are just a point behind in fifth place.