Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now sits eighth in the Premier League Following a campaign where they have struggled to string positive results together.

Manchester United midfielder Fred has opened up on the “vanity” inside the Red Devils’ dressing room that he considers has held them back this year.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have struggled for consistency during the campaign and now sit eighth in the Premier League table, six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea and qualification for the Champions League.

Fred has emerged as one of United’s more reliable players in recent weeks, having stepped in subsequent injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

And the former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder has contested the mentality of the team as a whole whilst feeling that certain players are not always on the same page as others.

“We need to improve as a group, our group lacks the’sticking together mentality’, we’ve got a great deal of issues,” he told De Sola.

“There are always some discussions within the group. [There is] a little vanity, yes, as there is in most groups.

When everyone has the same goal, that’s when we will move forward.

“We need to be on the same page and today some players have different goals, there are players who just want to solve problems alone and this is wrong.”

Questions are asked of Solskjaer’s suitability to coach a club of United’s size given his previous experience came with Molde and Cardiff City.

But Fred has endorsed his supervisor and believes he’ll improve if given the time in the Theatre of Dreams.

“He’s a good person and a good trainer,” he said. “He is a young manager and will grow and improve. He’ll help us.”

United are currently in the midst of their winter break and will return to action on February 17 when they visit Chelsea in a crucial clash that will go a long way to deciding who finishes in the top four this season.

They then travel to Belgium three days after the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Club Brugge, with the continental competition possibly offering them an alternative route to the Champions League should they go onto win the tournament.