Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Man Utd transfer news David De Gea has insisted he is happy at Old Trafford

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Brazil midfielder Fred.

Chelsea's Willian, who is on worldwide duty with Fred ahead of the World Cup and is another to have worked under Mourinho, added of his Brazil team-mate: "He has a lot of quality, he can improve a lot".

The Premier League campaign will kick off on Saturday, August 11.

Man United manager Joe Mourinho.

However, he is far more of a creator than goalscorer as his record of just 15 goals in five years at Shakhtar suggests.

United boss Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his midfield following the retirement of Michael Carrick and the uncertainty over the future of Marouane Fellaini at Old Trafford.

United released the following statement on agreeing a deal for Fred.

Fred was handed a two-year ban between July 2015 and July 2017 after he tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during Copa America.

Midfielder Fred also got his black barnet newly coiffured and shaped, with a special gel added that made his spiky curls glitter.

He was banned from worldwide football for a year by South America's governing body CONMEBOL, but only missed four months for Shakhtar as FIFA did not extend the ban to cover all confederations until February 2016.

As they prepare for the World Cup in order to look sharp on the pitch, the Brazil players are also aiming to look sharp off it too.

Rivaldo is also familiar with Jose Mourinho's methods from their time together at Barcelona, and he said of Fred: "He is a wonderful player".

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