Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Fred hasn't been given a chance this season due to the club's fixture schedule, adding that the
"He’s fine, he’s working hard. At the moment, he’s behind Paul [Pogba] and Nemanja [Matić] and Scott [McTominay]. That’s the reason he hasn’t been involved," Solskjaer said, quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"September, October, November, December is when injuries come and that’s when you play most of the games, so he will play plenty of football."
Solskjaer's side travel to Southampton on Saturday in their last Premier League game before the international break.
United will be looking to make amends after their last-minute defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend, but Southampton will be full of confidence after picking up two consecutive wins against Brighton and Fulham.
United could temporarily leapfrog Manchester City in the table with a big enough win on the south coast, but they're also in danger of falling down the table as 19 teams in the Premier League have at least three points on the board.