It looks as though Fred will be the next Brazilian off the production line following a successful five-year spell.
During his time at the Ukrainian club, Fred has won a host of titles including three Ukrainian Premier League Championships, three Ukrainian Cups and four Ukrainian Super Cups.
Commenting further, Mourinho admitted to being torn over who he wants to progress deep into the tournament - due to wanting his Red Devils stars to have a rest before the new season. Both players possess pretty complete skill-sets that you would d typically expect from a central midfielder.
At around 5 ft 7 inches, Fred is a dynamic box to box midfielder who should improve United's tempo going forward.
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Though he is often compared to his Brazilian compatriot Fernandinho, Fred is a slightly different player, in the sense that he is more attack minded than his counterpart.
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Why will he be a good signing for United?
He was at the centre of controversy in 2015 after testing positive for the the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the Copa America in Chile, and was banned for a year as a result.