Sports Jose Mourinho: Manchester United boss says he can’t trust Fred until Red Devils improve defensively Published 5 days ago on December 7, 2018 By Frank Couper Share Tweet outcast The summer signing, United’s fourth most expensive player of all time, was not even included in the squad to face Arsenal on Wednesday Jose Mourinho will not use summer signing Fred until Manchester United improve at the back. The 25-year-old became the club’s fourth most expensive player of all time when he arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk in a £52million deal. Mourinho says Fred must adapt But Fred has struggled at Old Trafford to date and was not even included in Mourinho’s injury-hit squad for Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal. “You know, step by step,” Mourinho said of Fred’s adaptation. “You have also other players in other clubs that needed their time and you have some of them that play even less than what Fred is playing. Mourinho says United must improve defensively before he can use Fred “I think Fred when the team is defensively stronger and doesn’t need in midfield people that are more worried in giving some balance to the team than being involved in creation and attacking dynamic, the day we are stronger defensively I think the horizons for Fred change completely.” United, who are without a win in four Premier League games, welcome Fulham to Old Trafford on Sunday. Verdict Arsenal hippy crack party was ‘just young kids acting silly’, says Simon Jordan problem solved ‘Cut the hair’ – Emery tells Guendouzi to copy Fellaini after hair pull Warned Arsenal say ‘hippy crack’ players will be ‘reminded of their responsibilities’ GUNNER BREAK FREE QPR ace says leaving Arsenal was the best decision he ever made Crack on ‘Prefer that to 15-pint benders’ – Arsenal stars defended in ‘hippy crack’ storm ‘a torturous spiral’ Dave Kitson reveals he tried to kill himself as he battled depression on his way? Man United star wanted by West Ham on free transfer next summer – reports RANT Chelsea will finish outside the top four unless these changes happen – Adrian Durham Mourinho was quick to heap praise on new Cottagers boss Claudio Ranieri and warned that the fixture won’t be as easy as Fulham’s league position might suggest. “I want to be positive and think we are going to win,” added Mourinho. “But if we don’t, give credit to the people that deserve credit. The game is not going to be 11 against zero, it’s going to be 11 against 11, good players in the other side. “The position, the points sometimes don’t say much about the real potential of the team, of one of the two most important managers in the history of the Premier League, so they have the potential to come here tomorrow and to give us a very difficult match.” This story was originally published by talkSPORT Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:FootballFredPremier League Up Next Police expect 400 to 500 violent fans for River vs Boca Don't Miss The fan who attacked Boca’s bus: I regret it, it was an impulse I couldn’t control Continue Reading You may like Liverpool injury news: Joel Matip taken to hospital after Champions League win over Napoli – reports Arsenal nearly missed out on transfer of Lucas Torreira until Unai Emery called him before the World Cup Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Lucas Moura strikes late to send Spurs to Champions League knockout stages Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. 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