The Brazilian midfielder was involved in an argument with his captain during the second half of Sunday’s league outing at Ellan Road.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained the row between Fred and Harry Maguire during Manchester United’s goalless draw against Leeds United.
Fred and Maguire were involved in an argument supposedly over positioning in the second half of the match, with the United skipper heard calling his Brazilian teammate a “f*cking idiot”.
“We have got a group that demands a lot of each other – the standard is high, both on training and in a game, it is not just about being a nice guy. We demand maximum effort,” Solskjaer told post-match explaining the incident, via The Guardian.
The draw meant the Red Devils allowed their rivals Manchester City to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 10 points. Man City now need only two more victories to be crowned champions.
Despite his side dropping two valuable points, Solskjaer seemed to be satisfied with the result.
“I was really proud of how strong we looked,” he added. “I never thought they threatened our goal in the second half but we missed a little bit of spark to win the game.”