• £50m midfielder did not make squad for Arsenal match
• ‘Day we are stronger defensively the horizons for Fred change’
José Mourinho has said that Fred, his sole marquee summer signing, will struggle for selection until Manchester United are “defensively stronger”.
The Brazilian cost £50m but has been dropped by the manager, with the midfielder not in the 18-man squad for Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford. He has also been an unused replacement in five of the past seven games.