Manchester United star Fred has admitted that he is annoyed at Jose Mourinho over his lack of game time, which has cost him his place in the Brazil team.
The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford, since he joined from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer for £52 million ($68m).
He has appeared only 10 times in the red of United and has totalled a mere 645 minutes of pitch time. He told reporters;
“I’ve played very little at United, so it’s normal for Professor Tite not to be able to evaluate me, even though I’ve worked hard with him before,”
“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 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.”
United struggled to a 2-2 draw against Southampton on Saturday – a match in which Fred remained on the bench – and will attempt to bounce back at home against Arsenal on Wednesday.