Manchester United’s interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Fred will get the chance to prove himself during the remaining months of the campaign. The Brazil international has barely featured for the Red Devils since Ole took charge in December but he stands the opportunity to start during the midweek league fixture at Crystal Palace.
Both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic have been sidelined ahead of the midweek league game at Selhurst Park and this could bring Fred into the fray, should Ole not favour the services of Andreas Pereira. Still, that may not necessary reward him with a long-term role, unless he manages to make a huge impression on the manager with the game time on offer.
United have dropped one point off the fourth position after the goalless stalemate against Liverpool but they could make ground with a victory over Palace, should fourth-placed Arsenal drop points against Bournemouth. Ole has already confirmed that as many as eight players could miss the match but the fans will still expect the team to overcome Palace on the road with the better defensive shape.