Brazilian outlet UOL brings a pretty interesting story on Fred’s situation at Manchester United this Friday.

A report from journalist Caio Carrieri claims that José Mourinho’s treatment towards the player has been ‘causing astonishment’ in the first team squad.

The article says that ‘even the athletes with more authority in the squad and with more time at the club, as in the case of the English’, are shocked with the midfielder being kept out of the team.

UOL adds that when convincing Fred to sign from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer, Mourinho texted the player saying his ‘dream midfield’ would be formed by Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and the Brazilian.

However, he hasn’t been keeping that promise.

With 10 appearances this season, Fred had his start against Young Boys in the Champions League much praised by fans and press. However, he was replaced in the second half, being later left on the bench for the game against Southampton and left out of the squad for the match against Arsenal.

On Friday, José Mourinho told the English press he will only use the Brazilian once the team’s defensive security improves.