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.
72nd-ranked Cecchinato stuns Djokovic in French Open quarters
Djokovic was back with his former coach, Marián Vajda, who said Djokovic was not at his best at Roland Garros, but improving. Thiem, who lost in the semis to Djokovic in 2016 and Nadal past year , said he is now better-equipped to go all the way.
Stanley Cup: Washington Capitals draw level with Vegas Golden Knights
While the quality of the ice isn't going to result in any games being postponed, it is something both teams have to gameplan for. Here is Holtby's save from Game Two, purely for comparison reasons, and not just because we can't get enough of it.
Elmohamady: Aston Villa will return to the Premier League
Fulham are back in the Premier League after defeating Aston Villa in today's Championship play-off final at Wembley. Ryan Sessegnon is ready to thrive in the Premier League .
Paul Pogba has been linked with a return to Juventus this summer.
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.
In the Daily Mirror, the Manchester United boss states that Uruguay will take Group A ahead of a tight clash between Egypt and hosts Russian Federation that he foresees the local fans coming out on top of.
If you think Mourinho is misplaced in his Australian optimism or is spot on by backing the Socceroos, let us know.
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.