Fred Willing to be Patient for Brazil and Manchester United Recall
Manchester United midfielder Fred says he is willing to be patient to earn a recall to the Brazilian national team, after losing his place in the United side.
Fred was left out of the squad for November friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon, with Allan of Napoli preferred.
Fred has found life difficult at Old Trafford since joining the club from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth around £52m this summer.
The Brazilian acknowledges that his lack of club playing time has contributed to his omission from the Seleção squad, but he is willing to work and bide his time.
“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
“Of course, I was sad, but I have to know how to deal with the sadness to be able to help me take a step forward.
“The coach (Mourinho) has chosen not to put me in the team. 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.
“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 that my football will be 100 per cent soon.”