Manchester united are set to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United are ready to the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred,  Fred is expected to have a medical this week before finalising his €55 million move from Shakhtar Donetsk, becoming Jose Mourinho's first signing of the summer. Fred featured as a second-half substitute in Brazil's 2-0 win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday.

"I am entirely focused on the training sessions here," Fred said when asked about United's interest after the game. "I'm leaving these topics to my agent." When it was suggested that a move could be completed as early as Monday, he did not give anything away.

Mourinho has made signing a central midfielder his top Agenda this summer after Michael Carrick announced his retirement to become part of United's coaching staff. United have been chasing Fred, who scored 14 goals in 156 games during five seasons in Ukraine, since January.

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