Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes vow to struggling Manchester United star

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Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly assured Fred he is in his first-team plans at Old Trafford.

The Brazil international has not got off the most convincing start in the Premier League since his summer transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

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But Solskjaer has worked his magic on a number of struggling United players since he replaced Jose Mourinho in December, so will now hope he can have the same effect on Fred.

According to the Metro, the Norwegian tactician has spoken to the 25-year-old and assured him of his place in his plans.

Many of the Premier League’s best players were slow to hit top form when first joining, so there’s no reason to think Fred will be any different.

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Fred is yet to show his best form in a Manchester United shirt

The South American looked a class act in his time in Ukraine, and Solskjaer’s fine man-management skills could be just what’s needed for him after his slow start.

David de Gea is a notable example of a player who took some time to reach peak form in English football, but he’s now comfortably the best goalkeeper in the top flight.

The likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have also improved immensely since Solskjaer took over as interim manager, while Marouane Fellaini’s departure in January surely presents Fred with more of an opportunity to break into the team soon.

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