But the Solskjaer has defended the Brazil international, insisting he’s good asset for the club and a team player.
“Fred is a very good player, he’s a regular for Brazil, which in itself is a mark of quality, he’s got an exceptional personality and attitude to football, such a big smile, and at present, I can’t say if he’s gonna be fit or not but he’ll give everything he can to be there for us,” he said.
“He’s sharp, he’s nimble, he gets to players, he’s never afraid.
“The development he’s made in the last two and a half years I’ve been here has been great to watch.
“It showed when he got injured last season, six to eight-week injury and he was back the day before the Europa League final, joined the training session, strapped him up for the game.
“If I’d known before maybe I’d have played him but he would put his hand up and sacrifice himself for the team, that’s for sure.”