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Manchester United officially announce Fred signing

Manchester United officially announce Fred signing

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.

"Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos". I am happy for him.

Fred has emerged as a prime target in recent weeks and the Daily Mail claimed on Monday that the Brazilian worldwide was at United's Carrington training base undergoing his medical.

Fred would be a necessary replacement for United, who are short of two central midfielders following Michael Carrick's retirement and Marouane Fellaini's looming free agency.

However, Fred's career has not been without controversy.

Handed his deubt by Dunga in 2014, Fred's global career was disrupted after testing positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the 2015 Copa America. But the suspension only applied to games sanctioned by Conmebol, the South American football confederation.

Looking to make vast improvements to his faltering United team, it is thought that Mourinho will be watching the World Cup closely to unearth reinforcements for the 2018/2019 season.

Brazil coach Tite had said he wanted his players' domestic futures sorted before the tournament in Russian Federation, which starts on 14 June.

According to the same article, Verratti is one of a number of big-name transfer targets being considered by Manchester United this summer.

Willian, himself, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, but Metro.co.uk understands a potential move from Chelsea could be scuppered by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte's future and his likely successor at Stamford Bridge.

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