Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder

Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder

The midfielder Fred returns to the Seleção on Tuesday as a Manchester United player.

Worldwide team-mate Willian is preparing for Brazil's World Cup campaign alongside Fred at their pre-tournament training base in London and told reporters the big-money transfer had been a topic of conversation.

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He's also been dubbed "the new Fernandinho" which, if true, means United have a very talented player on their hands.

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. He didn't play a minute of Brazil's epic 18-game qualification run, though he has come on as a late substitute in two of Brazil's most recent friendlies, including against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday.

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Fred was actually at the Red Devil's training ground, presumably because his former team were allowed to use the facilities ahead of their clash with City in the Champions League.

The Brazilian is set to replace Michael Carrick who retired to join the United backroom staff at the end of last season.

"Official club announcement in due course". So it remains to be seen how Fred will cope in the Premier League.

It is likely he will slip straight into United's first team next season and make up a three-man midfield with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

"He [Mourinho] put me on the bench, I answered on the pitch, I give my maximum every time", he said. "He is only 25, and probably needs a bigger challenge, which will help him grow further".

United now miss that desire in their midfield, if not in the team hotel the night before games.

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