Rivaldo backs 'brilliant' Fred to deliver for Man United

Sherman Parsons
June 7, 2018

The Daily Express says that the teenager has completed his medical and agreed personal terms, and an official announcement will be made in the next 48 hours with United "ready to pay nearly £20m" for his services.

But before he links up with the rest of the squad later this summer, United fans will be able to catch a first glimpse of Fred in action for Brazil at the World Cup.

Jose Mourinho has reportedly made personal contact with the agent of West Ham United attacker Marko Arnautovic.

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

The 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder had been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the days leading up to the official confirmation, and Fred will now prepare to link up with his new Manchester United team-mates later this summer.

United are in need of midfield reinforcements with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini out of contract.

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

"He is a wonderful player", Rivaldo told Sky Sports.

Nigeria will face Czech Republic in their final 2018 pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday afternoon at Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion Stadium in Austria.

In a decision that may not sit well with his powerful Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku at Utd, Mourinho chooses the other Red Devils to finish second behind England in group G. According to Jose, England will play Robert Lewandowski and Poland in the Last 16.

He was banned from global 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.

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