Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Former Shakhtar boss Lucescu confirms Fred has completed move to Old Trafford


Shakhtar Donetsk have agreed terms with Manchester United on the transfer of Fred, which the Red Devils have officially announced on their website.

The 25-year-old is poised to become United's first signing of the summer as Jose Mourinho bolsters his squad during the close season.

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

The Brazil worldwide dropped a huge hint that he was Manchester United-bound at the weekend before swiftly deleting a tweet revealing his location. He is regarded as one of the most promising box-to-box midfielders in Europe.

He is industrious, dynamic, energetic and possesses a wide array of technical qualities, which could make the Belo Horizonte born player the flawless foil for Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

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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.

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.

United fans are unlikely to get much of a glimpse of Fred at the World Cup in Russian Federation, though, as he is yet to start an global under current coach Tite.

Fred came on as a substitute in Brazil's 2-0 friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday and is set to arrive at Old Trafford on a reported five-year deal.

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