Fred’s agent has shed some light regarding his future at Manchester United.
Despite being the marquee signing of the 2018 summer window, Fred has failed to make a name for himself at the Theatre of Dreams. He was barely played by Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese citing defensive issues as the reason behind his avoidance to select the Brazilian frequently.
Lack of game-time at Old Trafford has raised doubts regarding the midfielder’s future in Manchester, with speculation lingering in spite of Mourinho’s sacking and the subsequent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But now, the former Shakhtar Donetsk star’s agent, Gilberto Silva, has cleared the air surrounding Fred’s stance, and his future at Manchester United.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Silva revealed: “The fact that he is not playing makes him anxious, but what I say to him is that he must keep working hard on a daily basis, he should be patient because the club is going through a delicate moment.
“Many things have happened to him in six months. A new lifestyle, a different league and a historic club with the grandeur of United that are going under a lot of pressure. Perhaps this pressure impacts on him as well. In spite all of that, he sees everything as a learning process.
“But there is no chance of him leaving United. He has a five-year contract. It is not because the first six months were not good enough that he is willing to leave – or even after one year. Obviously when you don’t play too much it is worrying because you want to show your quality.”
The ex-Arsenal man further spoke about how Manchester United‘s ongoing issues have affected Fred, as he added: “Although from the outside view it seems there is tension regarding him not playing that much, his work on a daily basis has been good.
“The club’s momentum does not help anybody. It is not only related to Fred. The fact that the club is facing one of the toughest situations over the last years made Fred arrive with a huge pressure inside the club.
“Mourinho’s sacking is an example of that, and there is an impact on everybody, not only on Fred, who is grateful for Mourinho believing in his signing. There was no problem between them, only respect. Even though Fred is trying to do his best and is expecting to play more, he respects the decisions from above of him.”