After United’s 2-1 victory over Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday, Fred, 30, was spotted talking with the manager of the team. Marco Silva.
The Brazil midfielder, who still has one year left on his Old Trafford contract, is no longer in Ten Hag’s good graces, even if the Dutch coach still uses him occasionally.
In the victory over Fulham, Fred assisted Bruno Fernandes beautifully, but he is already lagging behind players like Casemiro and Christian Eriksen in terms of priority.
Although the midfielder has occasionally struggled in the north-west, Jose Mourinho purchased him in 2018 for £52 million from Shakhtar Donestsk. He has played over 200 times in a red shirt.
To maintain the most of his £100 million budget for a new striker, Ten Hag must balance the books, since United is now preparing an opening £50 million bid for Chelsea star Mason Mount.
The Manchester Evening News also reports that Ten Hag is willing to let Fred to depart and that United will seriously examine a Fulham bid.
Newcastle is interested in Scott McTominay, although he is the senior midfielder at United who is the youngest.
While Marcel Sabitzer is 29, Fred, Eriksen, Casemiro, and Fernandes are all over 28.
Mount, 24, has one year left on his Chelsea contract, and on Sunday during the final lap of honour at Stamford Bridge, he showed signs of sadness.
Although Arsenal, Newcastle, and Liverpool have expressed interest, United remain Mount’s favourite destination.