Fred training alone in desperate race against time to be fit to face Spurs after missing Man United’s training camp in Dubai

The Brazilian was absent from the club's warm-weather camp in Dubai and stayed in 4C Manchester in order to be with his wife, who is due to give birth to their first child this week.

Sun Sport understands Fred has continued to work to impress interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has spent several hours at the club's Carrington training ground this week to focus on his conditioning.

Having started two of Solskjaer's five games in charge, Fred has been given a new lease of life at Old Trafford following a tough time under Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach labelled Fred as a luxury in midfield and claimed he could not play amid their defensive problems.

But having began the FA Cup third round win over Reading last weekend and the victory over Huddersfield Town his unsettled start to life in Manchester appears to be behind him.

With a new addition to the family imminent life at home has become more tranquil, and Solskjaer is hopeful that will translate into improved displays on the field.

Since arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk for £52million in the summer he has mustered just one goal from 15 appearances.

Paul Pogba did not initially travel to Dubai with the rest of the United squad due to having treatment on a minor injury but has since linked up with the squad.

Marcos Rojo missed the trip entirely due to his ongoing fitness problems which have forced him to return to Argentina.

The squad have returned from the balmy United Arab Emirates where temperatures reached 24°C and will be forced to adapt to mercury levels of 4°C in Manchester ahead of the trip to North London.

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