Former Arsenal footballer Gilberto Silva has stated that Fred will remain at the Old Trafford despite reports of exit.

Fred arrived the Manchester club from Shakter Donetsk last summer, but have struggled to break into the first team of the Manchester club. The Brazilian, who have been denied enough game time at the Old Trafford have been rumored to be considering a loan move in January but Gilberto Silva have advice the fellow countryman to remain at Old Trafford.

‘The fact that he is not playing makes him anxious, but what I say to him is that he must keep working hard on a daily basis, he should be patient because the club is going through a delicate moment,’ he told The Telegraph.

‘Many things have happened to him in six months. A new lifestyle, a different league and a historic club with the grandeur of United that are going under a lot of pressure. Perhaps this pressure impacts on him as well. In spite all of that, he sees everything as a learning process.

‘But there is no chance of him leaving United. He has a five-year contract. Obviously when you don’t play too much it is worrying because you want to show your quality.’

Mourinho prior to his dismissal admitted that he felt he could not trust playing Fred, until the Manchester club improve defensively.

The Portuguese manager was sacked on Tuesday morning after a disastrous first half to the Premier League season and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as interim boss.

United sit in sixth place in the table, 19 points off league leaders Liverpool and 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Solskjaer visits 16th-placed Cardiff on Saturday evening for his first game in charge of the Red Devils.