Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Fred's move to Manchester United backed by Rivaldo

Diogo Dalot only made his first-team debut for Porto in February Diogo Dalot only made his first-team debut for Porto in February
Domingo Copeland | 06 June, 2018, 01:58

Manchester United have confirmed on ManUtd.com they've agreed a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign midfielder Fred this summer.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who is part of the Selecao for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, is set to become Jose Mourinho's first signing of the summer.

Steve Nicol explains why Fred is a great addition to Manchester United's midfield and why the club were smart to seal the move before the World Cup.

The Belgian global is reportedly a target for Arsenal this summer, and his departure from Old Trafford is all but confirmed as of now.

"Official club announcement in due course".

"He has a lot of quality, he can improve a lot".

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Manchester United's doctors are being kept busy this week as Diego Dalot is poised to arrive for his medical ahead of signing from Porto, according to Sky Sports.

After his medical on Monday, Fred returned to London where he inked up with his worldwide team-mates at Tottenham's Spurs Lodge training base in Enfield where they are preparing for their final World Cup warm-up against Austria in Vienna on Sunday.

'When I signed him at Shakhtar, Taison and Bernard were playing in his position.

Willian and Fred both featured as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0 at Anfield last weekend.

He has made 156 appearances over five seasons with Shakhtar, the Ukrainian Premier League champions, scoring 14 goals.

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