MANCHESTER : Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated Fred encounters a fight to obtain a regular place in his Manchester United team but could get an opportunity toimpress at Crystal Palace on Wednesday .
The £47 million Brazilian midfielder , the 4th most expensive signing in United’s history , has not began a Premier League game since Boxing Day
“He has to play well when he gets a chance, keep training, keep working,” the caretaker manager told a news conference on Tuesday.
“We’ve had a midfield three of Herrera, Pogba and Matic and they’ve done really well. It’s not like we’ve been really bogged down with too many games. That’s why we’ve kept the three together.
“McTominay was the obvious choice against Liverpool because he’s an academy kid. We had five academy kids on the pitch at one point. He knows what it means. Fred will get his chances maybe tomorrow [against Palace].”
“You see Seba Veron — he’s one of the best I played with, but it took him time to settle in England. I’m sure that Fred, when he gets the chance, he will grab the opportunity.”