Manchester United Signs Fred For $67M

Brazilian international midfielder Fred completed his move to the team he says are the “biggest club in the world” Manchester United for a reported £50m ($67m) on Thursday.

The 25-year-old — who missed Brazil’s opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland at the World Cup because of an ankle injury — gives United manager Jose Mourinho a powerful-looking midfield, with the Brazilian set to slot in alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

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“This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team,” Fred told the United website.

“To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.

“I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates.

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“This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil.”

Mourinho, who has also signed Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot from Porto, said Fred would add a missing component to the midfield.

“Fred will complement our other midfielders’ qualities,” said Mourinho.

“His creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game.”

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Mourinho is under pressure for his side — who also finished without any silverware last season — to put up a proper title challenge to neighbors Manchester City.

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