The Brazil midfielder has impressed for the Reds since after the international break and is likely to start for Man United on Sunday after he put out a solid show against RB Leipzig on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Solskjaer claimed the Brazilian’s tireless energy helped the Red Devils get the better of the German side and the Norwegian boss has warned that the 26-year-old midfielder is now showing a few of his qualities.
“He’s [Fred] got incredible attributes, and we are seeing the better side of Fred, definitely, we’ve waited for it, he played a fantastic season last season and did what we wanted for him,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV.
“He’s [Fred] a humble boy, works really hard and, as he said after the [Leipzig] game, he missed a couple of passes but that’s in his genes to look to improve and to look at his own performance.
“He’s [Fred] little but his point of gravity, his balance is fantastic, he’s so sharp, wins the balls and can play a good pass, delighted with his development.”
Man United had used three different formations in a row and it is unclear which formation the Norwegian will work with against Arsenal.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder started in all of Manchester United’s four-match unbeaten run and could retain his place in the midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes against the Gunners.