Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

  • Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Mourinho's task will now be to harness Fred's passing ability, while also finally getting the best out of Pogba in his third season since an £89 million move from Juventus.

The Manchester United boss has tipped the Three Lions to top Group G - where they would be paired with Poland should Mourinho's premonitions come true.

The Daily Express says that the teenager has completed his medical and agreed personal terms, and an official announcement will be made in the next 48 hours with United "ready to pay nearly £20m" for his services.

Switzerland are rated a surprising 6th in the official Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, just four ranking points behind the Brazilians. "Then Shakhtar Donetsk did not allow him to play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio".

Fred impressed for Shakhtar last season, playing particularly well in the Champions League as his team reached the Round of 16. In 2015, he tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide while representing Brazil in the Copa America.

Well Old Trafford's chant-starters have got a job on their hands between now and the Premier League's big return.

Fred is renowned as a box-to-box all-action central midfielder.

With that profile, he would ideally slot into Mourinho's preferred 4-3-3 formation alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in the centre of the park. Left-footed, Fred tackles well and hits the killer passes through lines of opponents at which Michael Carrick so excelled, but he's more skilful than Carrick.

Fred has been a revelation for the Ukrainian side for quite some time and topped the transfer list on many top clubs all around Europe. The player has admitted that his former coach, Paulo Fonseca, gave him the liberty to roam and in turn become "conductor" for his previous team.