Fred addresses fans for first time since becoming a Manchester United player

Fred addresses fans for first time since becoming a Manchester United player

Fred addresses fans for first time since becoming a Manchester United player

The same report also claims that Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk as Jose Mourinho looks for his first signing of the summer transfer window.

Now he knows he'll be playing in the Premier League next season, Fred will jet off to Russian Federation and join up with his Brazil teammates as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

Media speculation suggests United will pay Shaktar about £52 million for the 25-year-old, who is in Brazil's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Manchester United were rumoured to have had a bid of £19 million (RM101.21 million) accepted by Porto.

The transfer should hasten the exits of Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, who has been strongly linked with Juventus, and Netherlands defender Daley Blind, neither of whom has a long-term future under Mourinho.

He helped Shakhtar to win three league titles, three Ukrainian Cups and four Ukrainian Super Cups.

The final announcement could still be delayed by the transfer of global paperwork involving the Brazilian FA but United boss Jose Mourinho has secured his man as he prepares to leave for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

He was at the centre of controversy in 2015 after testing positive for the the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the Copa America in Chile, and was banned for a year as a result.

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

Do you think Fred will be a success for Man United? Fred can work box to box, he has a lovely left foot, he's improving very nicely and has picked up valuable European experience.

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