FRED has been working hard on the training pitch in a bid to prove himself as a top Manchester United star.
Fred was United’s showpiece summer signing, joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal which could be worth £52m.
He was expected to form a three-man unit in the middle of midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
After a slow start to life at Old Trafford, however, he dropped out of the side for several games.
But he’s now shown a big improvement, leading to a positive review of his display against Everton from journalist Duncan Castles on the latest episode of The Transfer Window podcast.
“I think Fred’s inclusion at the weekend was very promising”
Castles said: “I think Fred’s inclusion at the weekend was very promising.
“I’ve spoken to people close to Fred and they’ve told me he’s been working on his adaptation to the Premier League like many Brazilian footballers he struggled at first with the physicality and just living in a different country, and the speed of the league in comparison to playing in Ukraine before.
“But I think he did very well at the weekend – the team’s creating chances, they are scoring goals.”
Fred is expected to start again today when United head to Bournemouth.
Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Diogo Dalot all remain absent for the Vitality Stadium clash.
United captain Valencia has been absent for a month, with manager Mourinho confirming a knee injury will keep him out of today’s trip to the south coast.
Fellaini and Dalot remain out with injuries sustained during the international break, but Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez are back to full fitness.
United boss Mourinho did not provide an update on Phil Jones, who last featured for the club on September 25.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Young, Darmian, Shaw, Rojo, Smalling, Bailly, Lindelof, Pogba, McTominay, Herrera, Mata, Matic, Pereira, Fred, Lingard, Sanchez, Chong, Lukaku, Martial, Rashford