Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

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Manchester United have officially announced the signing of Fred Rodrigues from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal.

Brazilian midfielder Fred, 25, who is expected to sign for Manchester United on Wednesday, was the surprise choice in Tite's World Cup squad for Russian Federation.

The Brazil worldwide arrived at Manchester United's training ground this morning to complete his £52million move to the club.

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He will become the fourth Brazilian midfielder to play for Manchester United, following Kleberson, Anderson and Rodrigo Possebon.

United revealed the news in a brief statement on their official website, promising a further announcement "in due course". 'Of course every time you go to a new country it is hard at the beginning to adapt but I believe this will not be a problem for him.

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Fred did not return to the national team until a 3-0 friendly win over Russian Federation in March and Tite was keen for his transfer to be completed before the World Cup starts on June 14.

Fred has played 156 times for Shakhtar since joining them from Brazilian side Internacional in 2013, and has appeared in the UEFA Champions League regularly.

"If I was a club manager, I would be looking to sign him". "So I think Argentina and Portugal can do well".

The talented midfielder was made Jose Mourinho's first summer signing following days, if not weeks of speculation.

The Shakhtar star will join the club after playing a vital part of the clubs successes across the last few seasons.

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