After a disappointing 1-0 loss to Bournemouth in their most recent Premier League match, Manchester United bounced back with a 3-0 win over Partizan in the UEFA Europa League.
Brighton are looking to record a third successive Premier League win at Old Trafford on Sunday.
According to the club's official website, Fred said: "We dropped important points and we can't be doing this at this stage of the season".
The Brazilian acknowledged the importance of cup competitions, before expressing his desire for United to be more consistent in the Premier League.
"They're a good team, but all games in the Premier League are hard". "Whatever game we're playing in, we go on the pitch to do our best and, of course, we're always looking at the league table. We saw this in the last game against Bournemouth, it was a very hard game for us", the 26-year-old added.
Manchester United are in tenth position in the Premier League table and way off the pace in the race for the top four. So we're not happy with the position we're in, but we'll look to improve, I'm sure of this.
A game at home to a team like Brighton would've been viewed as a guaranteed win for Manchester United back in the day, but it no longer seems as if that's the case.
"They're a hard team to play against".
It would not be enough, however, as United held on to secure the three points and continue their record-breaking winning streak. They can't break down teams with the ball, so they're better off just not trying.
Brighton put up a good fight on the afternoon and even grabbed a goal back through Pascal Gross, who got on the end of a brilliant cross from Davy Propper.
Entertainment in a Manchester United game isn't exactly a guarantee one way or another, and for that reason, we're going with the odds by suggesting it'll go for under 2.5 goals. "I hope he'll recover by Sunday".
United can not afford to drop any more points before the global break, with a tough trip to Brammall Lane to face Sheffield United up next on November 24.