Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Man Utd fans notice what's happened on Fred's Instagram amid £50m rumours

Man Utd fans notice what's happened on Fred's Instagram amid £50m rumours

According to The Manchester Evening News, United are "close" to completing a transfer for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred.

It's thought that Fred could be a replacement to Marouane Fellaini, with the Belgium worldwide becoming out of favour with Mourinho.

Manchester United have been active in the market for a new central midfielder, following the retirement of veteran midfielder Michael Carrick at the end of the season.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is also reported to be on United's wanted list, with defenders Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian, midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellani, as well as forward Anthony Martial all tipped to leave this summer.

Fred was a target for Manchester City but sources have told ESPN FC manager Pep Guardiola has moved on to other options including Napoli midfielder Jorginho.

Landing Fred so early in the transfer window would be great business from United, whose fans are convinced a move is inevitable after what they've spotted on Instagram.

Fred - who has won seven caps for Brazil but has not started for his country since the 2015 Copa America - joined Shakhtar in 2013 from Internacional.

Manchester United's first signing of the summer? The arrival of Fred is a step in the right direction for Manchester United.

Manchester United lack "Brazilian flavor" in their team and Fred would definitely bring that alongside his determined and gritty nature to win matches on the pitch.

The 25-year-old midfielder is preparing for the World Cup in Russian Federation but took time to address reports regarding his future.

The stage is set for Mourinho and Fred next season, now let's see if they will shine.

Fred, who has five years left on his contract with Shakhtar, is likely to cost United around £52 million.

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