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Manchester United announced, in a rather unceremonious fashion, the transfer of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. United reportedly agreed upon a £47m initial transfer fee with the Ukrainian champions. Fred was seen being congratulated by his Brazil teammates including Neymar at training yesterday. The club also said that a further announcement was on the way.


United announced the transfer of Portuguese right back Diego Dalot from Porto for a fee believed to be around 20m. United unveiled the player yesterday after protracted negotiations meaning United have now completed the signing of two players before the World Cup. Mourinho spoke highly of the first Portuguese he has signed. Dalot was expectedly pleased to complete the dream move.


Toby Alderweireld had the opportunity to defuse the transfer rumours linking the player to Manchester United but rather did anything bur defuse rumours. He put fuel to flame and only heightened exit reports with his comments. The Belgian, currently with Belgian ahead of the World Cup is contracted to Spurs until 2020 but has ‘other ideas’. Alderweireld said,” I have another two years contract, so Tottenham decide about my future. Of course, I have my own idea, but that is not the case now. The past season was tough, but I’m glad that I could play the last four matches.”


Signing Toby Alderweireld is reportedly not the end of United signing centre-backs this summer. Manchester United are reportedly preparing a £31m bid for Sevilla’s Clement Lenglet. The player impressed Mourinho when United played Sevilla in the Champions League in February. Barcelona are reportedly also in for the player and some outlets in Spain suggested that the player is close to completing a move to Catalonia.


Rivaldo was asked for this take on Fred after the latter completed a record-breaking move to Manchester United yesterday. Rivaldo said Fred is a wonderful player. Like any other player when you move to a new country, he will need a little bit of time to adapt. But when you’re a good player and a brilliant midfielder like he is, he is going to do well and he is going to be a good player for Manchester United.” Chelsea’s Willian also congratulated Fred on completing his move to Old Trafford.

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Manchester United complete deal for Fred while Dalot medical is pencilled in