Fred: Manchester United agree deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder

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Fred is in Brazil's final 23-man squad for the World Cup in RussiaManchester United have reached an agreement to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported £52m.The 25-year-old, who has been selected for this summer's World Cup, is set to become Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho's first signing of the summer.United are also closing in on Porto's 19-year-old defender Diogo Dalot.
Dalot has a release clause of £17.4m and is reported to be set for a United medical this week.
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'A mini version of Fernandinho' - analysis
South American football expert Tim VickeryManchester United are getting a fine player for their money. Pep Guardiola was very impressed when Fred played against Manchester City for Shakhtar in the Champions League in 2017-18.You can see something of a mini version of [Manchester City midfielder] Fernandinho.United are getting a little, stocky, left-footed midfielder who will bring real dynamism. Fred can work box to box, he has a lovely left foot, he's improving very nicely and has picked up valuable European experience.
Listen: 'With Fred you can see a mini, left-footed Fernandinho'
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