FIGHT SAID FRED

United star fum­ing af­ter Brazil axe but vows to ‘be pa­tient’

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STRUG­GLING Manch­ester United star Fred has re­vealed that he’s an­gry at Jose Mour­inho sab­o­tag­ing his Brazil­ian dream.

The South Amer­i­can star has been branded an ex­pen­sive flop af­ter fail­ing to live up to an im­pres­sive rep­u­ta­tion as an ag­gres­sive, ball-play­ing mid­fielder while at Shakhtar Donetsk.

United splashed out £52mil­lion for the 25-year-old Brazil in­ter­na­tional in the sum­mer, but, so far, he’s strug­gled to make an im­pact in the Premier League.

Fred was axed by Brazil boss Tite for the dou­ble-header against Uruguay and Cameroon last month.

And he ad­mits life at Old Traf­ford has been “dif­fi­cult” af­ter fea­tur­ing in only half of United’s games this sea­son since his sum­mer move from Shakhtar.

Tite’s snub an­gered him – but he has vowed to be pa­tient and prove to Mour­inho that he is the right man for the Reds.

“I’ve played very lit­tle at United so it’s nor­mal for Tite not to be able to eval­u­ate me, even though I’ve worked hard with him be­fore,” said Fred, who has 11 caps for Brazil.

Dif­fi­cult

“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 at United has cho­sen not to put me in the team very of­ten. 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.

“It’s been a bit of a dif­fi­cult start for me at United be­cause I have not been play­ing so much.

“I had a lot of games in Shakhtar, but it’s a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent here,” he added.

“It’s nor­mal, of course, a process of adap­ta­tion to a dif­fer­ent league.

“Al­though I’ve been to Europe be­fore, now I am in a dif­fer­ent coun­try and I have to go through a new process of set­tling in.

“But to­day I see my­self much bet­ter and I hope my foot­ball will be 100 per cent soon,” said Fred, an un­used sub in the 2-2 draw at Southamp­ton last night.

“I had a great per­for­mance against Young Boys in the Cham­pi­ons League. We had the op­por­tu­nity to score a few times be­fore we scored the

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