Cape Town - Fred says he will work on getting over his disappointment of
missing out on a place in the Brazil squad due to his inactivity with
The 25-year-old former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder has
played just seven Premier League games this season in a difficult campaign for
the Red Devils, completing 90 minutes only three times.
He was omitted by Brazil boss Tite for the recent
internationals but isn't blaming United manager Jose Mourinho.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Fred said: "I've played
little in the club and it's normal for professor Tite not to be able to
evaluate me, even though I've worked hard with him.
"Of course, I was annoyed, but I have to know how to
deal with the sadness also, to be able to help me take a step forward. I remain
focused on my work and I hope to be back to the selection soon to be able to be
in the Copa America.
"The coach Mourinho has chosen not to put me in the team,
it's his choice. I still do my job and I can't let it affect my mindset, I
cannot let that shake me. I have to be patient.
"It's a bit of a difficult start, I have not been
playing so much. I've had a lot of games in Shakhtar, but it's a little bit different
"It's normal, a process of adaptation to a different
league. Although I've been to Europe before, now I am in a different country
and I have to go through a new process of settling in. Today, I see myself much
better and I hope that my football will be 100 per cent soon."