Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied Fred’s recent interview meant anything more than what was said.
The talented Brazilian seemed to suggest there were problems in the dressing room and called out his teammates to do more than they currently were.
Fans didn’t feel anything out of order was said but it certainly seemed strange the normally mild-mannered Fred was suddenly firing shots at everyone.
Solskjaer has clearly played down what was said and suggested it was all blown out of proportion.
In fairness, the interview was done in Fred’s native tongue and then translated into English by the press who may have made a mistake or two in the process.
Solskjær: "Fred knows this group wants to give everything together. I don’t know how to interpret what he said but no issues at all or the group not giving everything for each other." #mulive
— utdreport (@utdreport) February 14, 2020
It has been what Solskjaer has said all season long that he’s happy with the dressing room and insists everyone is doing their best.
The legendary Norwegian was sharper in his speech last season when he stated there were players in the squad who won’t be there when he succeeds.
Solskjaer hasn’t moved on enough players so there have been question marks over who he meant since the squad has largely been the same yet he’s suddenly happy.
Nonetheless, Fred isn’t the type of character to tell off his teammates publicly so perhaps it’s something in need of clearing up on his behalf.