Mourinho blamed the rest of his team for being poor at the back.
The United boss noted that when they are more solid, Fred will feature far more.
The Independent report he said: “Step by step. You have also other players in other clubs that needed their time. You have some of them that played even less than what Fred is playing.
“I think [with] Fred, when the team is defensively stronger and doesn’t need in midfield people that is more worried in giving some balance to the team than being involved in creation and attacking dynamics. The day we are stronger defensively, I think the horizons for Fred change completely.”
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United applauds fans as Phil Jones of Manchester United looks dejected after missing his team’s eighth penalty, meaning Derby County win the match on penalties during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on September 25, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
United problems are deep
Manchester United’s poor defence might be making the headlines but they have far bigger issues.
Mourinho is well aware of that, and his side look sub-par in just about every area.
United are struggling at the back, in the middle of the park and for goals.
That’s about as bad as it gets, and key players have been out of form this season.
Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku have struggled badly.
If Pogba is a virus then Matic is full on terminal illness.
Paul Ince: “Lukaku isn’t scoring goals at the moment. And when he isn’t scoring goals, what is he good for? Nothing. He brings nothing to the table. When it comes to Pogba. It’s just another drama, another chapter in the life of him.” #mufc [Paddy Power]
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