As Manchester United’s major summer signing, Fred, may well have expected more first-team involvement at Old Trafford than Jose Mourinho has handed him up to this point.
After his big money summer switch from Shakhtar Donetsk, the 11-cap Brazil international started the first three games of the season for the Red Devils. Since then, though, the 25-year-old midfielder has only been sparsely involved despite Mourinho’s side having endured some awful results in that time.
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Fred was benched once again last time out as Manchester City dominated the game and controlled the middle of the park throughout the Manchester derby. A barely-fit Marouane Fellaini started against the Cityzens instead of Fred, though, the Belgian could do nothing to prevent United falling to a chastening 3-1 defeat.
United fans certainly feel the time has come for the Portuguese boss to restore Fred to the starting XI, with 96% of those who took part in our poll voting in favour of the Brazilian being included from the off against Crystal Palace. See the full results below.