Fred credits his improved form at Manchester United to his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he feels the gaffer has now started to “trust” him.
Solskjaer praised Fred’s contribution in their 3-1 victory over Brighton at the weekend, and he insisting he was vital to stopping the Seagulls from getting into the contest.
The Brazilian midfielder was signed from Shakhtar Donetsk for £52million and some problems adapting to English football at the start – however, there is a feeling that he might be finally getting into the groove at United.
“The trust from the manager is important and I feel I have this.
“I just want to continue doing what I’m doing, playing well and starting the games — but I want to score, too. I came close [against Brighton] and hit the bar but I’ll keep working until this happens.
“I’m very happy, firstly because we won but also because we’re getting some rhythm and we’re doing well in the cups.
“But we needed to do better in the league. We just have to carry on fighting so that we reach the Champions League.
“I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt since moving to England. All I ever wanted was to play regularly and now that I’m doing that, there’s no doubt my confidence is higher and that helps any player.” – Fred via The Athletic