Jose Mourinho: Manchester United shot themselves in the foot against Arsenal

Ross Houston
December 7, 2018

Such comments do not bode well for Fred ahead of Saturday's important Premier League clash with rock-bottom Fulham.

"I think Fred when the team is defensively stronger and doesn't need in midfield people that are more anxious 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". One of the things have noticed in England is that there are no weak games in the Premier League.

'There are special players with special characteristics and just to give you a couple of examples, [Ander] Herrera, [Marcus] Rashford are the kind of players that even if their game was not phenomenal, that intensity, that desire, that passion, that sacrifice is always present.

"And we need points, but Fulham are the same".

"I feel ready now for a run in the side and as long as the coach needs me I will be ready for him".

"But I prefer to say the team as a team had that mentality and we have to try to transport to this game (against Fulham)".

His performances for Shakhtar Donetsk had seen him linked with a host of Europe's top clubs, but the lure of playing for United drew him to Old Trafford. For me it is very good.

"Especially this month there's a lot of games, so we need everyone in the squad to be fully fit. The spirit and fight is there and we will get there".

United have suffered a disappointing start to the season and sit eighth in the table, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and eights point adrift of the top four.

A draw against Arsenal took their tally to 23 points from 15 games.

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