Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained the reason behind the non-activity of summer signing Fred in his team in the past few weeks.
Brazilian midfielder Fred has failed to light up the Premier League since he signed for Manchester United in the summer.
Manchester United fans were excited with his signing but that excitement has turned into disappointment after few months into the season.
The three-time European champions splashed the sum of £52m on the 25-year-old to secure his transfer from Ukrainian club Shakthar Donetsk.
His Manchester United form has been in stark contrast to the form he showed for Shakthar Donetsk during his time in Ukraine.
Jose Mourinho talked about his signing during his pre-match press conference ahead of the weekend’s Premier League game against bottom side Fulham at Old Trafford.
According to the Portuguese tactician, Fred can’t play consistently for the club until his defence improves.
Fred has featured in just three games of the last 14 for Manchester United in all competitions.
The Brazilian has been able to play in just seven Premier League games for a struggling Manchester United team.
The Red Devils are languishing in eighth position on the Premier League table after a return of just 23 points from 15 games.