Jose Mourinho did not affirm the signing of Fred. But was only forced into the deal, as he believed Manchester United would not get another, if he vetoed the move.
The £52 million signing, has struggled for form since his move to Manchester United. So far failing to make the starting lineup on regular basis under both Jose Mourinho and new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Apparently, it was such abysmal signings that got Jose Mourinho sacked, and has put Manchester United in such a bad place, with Solskjaer now charged with reforming the entire team.
Among many other wrong moves by the red devils, Fred was a signing Manchester United should never have made, says pundits. And according to TheAthletic, Jose Mourinho never wanted to sign the Brazilian, in the first place.
Based on reports from Metro, ‘Mourinho had the power to veto signings, but sensed a lack of backing from the club’s hierarchy and only agreed to sign Fred because he felt he would not receive a new midfielder at all if he turned his nose up at the Brazilian.’
Since joining the red devils, Fred has made just 32 appearances for the club, scoring a single goal and providing two assists.
Current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is, however, backing the midfielder to find form in the Manchester United shirt. Admitting, the Brazilian has talent, but is yet to settle since arriving in 2018.