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Mourinho Says Fred Exclusion Down To Balance

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is not playing Fred at the moment due to concerns over the defensive balance in his team.

The Brazilian has recently lost his place in the side following his £52m move from Shakhtar Donetsk over the summer.

“Step by step, you have also other players in other clubs that needed their time and you have some of them that played even less than what Fred is playing,” Mourinho told reporters.

“I think Fred, when the team is defensively stronger and doesn’t need in midfield, people that is more worried in giving balance to the team than being involved in creation and attacking dynamic, the day we are stronger defensively I think the horizons for Fred change completely.”

Fred has also lost his place in the Brazil squad due to a lack of playing time at Old Trafford.

 
 

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