Solskjaer explains reason for Fred’s form

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Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Fred for the manner he’s improved his performances for Manchester United.

The Brazilian has found himself playing more in recent months under Solskjaer than he did in the entirety of his first season at Old Trafford.

Fred has equally gotten better with his game, especially in the area of ball control, and Solskjaer is pleased with the progress.

The United boss however, refused to take credit for the improvement, as he applauded ex-Man United star, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna for helping in that area.

He told the media, “There’s less time in the Premier League than what he’s used to; he’s quickened up his game, he’s not getting caught on the ball.

“I’m not going to take any credit for that, it’s the coaches, Michael Carrick and Kieran [McKenna] have been brilliant with him.”

Solskjaer added, “But it’s Fred himself that has had the hunger and the humility and wanted to learn and to stick at it and keep working.

“As you said, 100 games – there are not many people that can say they’ve played 100 games for Man United, and I’m sure there will be many more [appearances] to come.

“Hopefully he’ll from score outside the box soon, although I’m not sure if it’s going to be with his right – I’ve tried to tell him!”