Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

What position does Fred play and how will he affect Paul Pogba at Man Utd

Mourinho's task will now be to harness Fred's passing ability, while also finally getting the best out of Pogba in his third season since £89 million move from Juventus.

The Brazilian was a key man in the Shakhtar Donetsk side and won the Ukrainian Premier League title on three occasions for the club.

At around 5 ft 7 inches, Fred is a dynamic box to box midfielder who should improve United's tempo going forward.

United might not yet be finished with transfer activity prior to the June 14 kickoff of the World Cup.

"He is a wonderful player", Rivaldo, who was part of Brazil's World Cup winning team in 2002, told reporters.

Do you think Fred will be successful in a United shirt?

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Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho had spoken of a Brazilian arriving at Old Trafford in the coming season, insisting that every team needs the flair and finesse of a Brazilian. The 25-year old can even chip up with some goals occasionally but it will interesting to see how new manager Jose Mourinho uses him. He was tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a sample taken during the competition and was disqualified from playing.

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

Tite said on Sunday: "If I were a coach I would try to sign him too".

Fred started his youth career at Atletico Mineiro in Brazil, before leaving in 2009 to play for Porto Alegre.

Fred is renowned for his all-action style of play and is just as good at tracking back and defending as he is pushing forward and creating chances. He's played five years for Shakhtar, but still didn't become their top player.

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