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Fred aiming to impress Solskjaer

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Manchester United midfielder Fred claims he wants to give his best for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club anytime he is called upon to perform.

Fred, 26, completed a £52m move from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer but has fallen down the pecking order in the midfield hierarchy at Old Trafford.

With the Red Devils squad depleted as a result of injury problems, the Brazilian midfielder played a key role in the surprise 3-1 Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

That performance might put him in contention to start the game at the Emirates as he showed his gratitude to Solskjaer for giving him a chance to play at the Parc des Princes.

“Of course, things have been difficult for me,” he told the club’s website.

“I have been out of the team and that has been frustrating, but I have never let that get me down and have never let my head go down.

“I have trained hard, worked really hard and I knew that my time would come. Wednesday night really represented a good and important [moment] for me to be my best for Professor Ole.

“Ole, Michael Carrick and the coaching team had been talking to me, helping me to prepare for this moment.

“Yes, I believe that on Wednesday, when I came off the pitch, I felt that this was a turning point for me and an important moment.

“At the same time, I need to keep my feet on the ground. I have still got a lot of hard work to put in, we haven’t won anything yet. I need to continue working hard.

“We, as a team, need to continue working hard so that we can put Manchester United back on top where we belong.”