Manchester United midfielder, Fred has said the trust placed in him by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the reason for his recent impressive form.
After a poor spell under Mourinho, Fred continued to struggle for minutes under Ole, making just seven Premier League starts under the new manager from December to the end of last season.
However, since he was brought back into the starting XI for the Europa League match vs Astana on September 19, Fred has started 9 out of United’s subsequent 12 games in all competitions, including starting five successive Premier League games for the first time in his United career.
Speaking recently on his improved performances, his words, “The trust from the manager is important and I feel I have this.
“I just want to continue doing what I’m doing, playing well and starting the games — but I want to score, too. I came close [against Brighton] and hit the bar but I’ll keep working until this happens.
“I’m very happy, firstly because we won but also because we’re getting some rhythm and we’re doing well in the cups.
“But we needed to do better in the league. We just have to carry on fighting so that we reach the Champions League.
“I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt since moving to England. All I ever wanted was to play regularly and now that I’m doing that, there’s no doubt my confidence is higher and that helps any player.”
The Red Devils travel to Sheffield United when the Premier League returns after the international break on Sunday, November 24.