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Mourinho: Why I Signed £52m Brazilian

Jose Mourinho: Why I Signed £52m Brazilian

By David Kappel - Jun 22, 2018 06:32 PM @kappilinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho splashed out a whopping £52 million to land Brazilian midfielder Fred, and the Portuguese has now explained what he expects Selecao star to bring to his side.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Fred's unveiling!

Fred joined the Red Devils from Shakhtar Donetsk, becoming the club's second signing of the window after Diogo Dalot, whose transfer was completed before United confirmed the deal for the Brazilian.

The midfielder is only the seventh Brazilian to have joined the Old Trafford club, and Mourinho hopes he can have a big impact on his team.

"Fred will complement our other midfielders' qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game," he told

"I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team."

Mourinho recently expressed his love for Brazilian players, saying every European team should have a samba star.

"I think a team without a Brazilian isn't a team," he told ESPN Brasil in a recent interview.

"I think their talent is fantastic and the creativity of the Brazilian player cannot be measured.

"If a European team, like very much European, could have a Brazilian in their squad, it would bring a Brazilian 'thing' to the game and I think that's very important."

Read: The Highest-Paid Man Utd Stars After Fred Deal

Fred, who plays as a central midfielder, made 37 appearances for Shakhtar last season, scoring four goals and assisting another seven strikes. He is part of Brazil's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but missed the opening game after picking up a minor injury.

Do you think Fred will help Mourinho get the best out of Paul Pogba? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Drknowitall Joined: 25 Jun 2018
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Drknowitall Jun 27, 2018 03:45 PM
The difference between Sir Alex and Mourinho is that: Sir Alex make players and Mourinho buy players. And he still thinks that he is the great one?
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NHLANHLA1 Jun 24, 2018 11:34 AM
Thank u for leaving our william
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thasbu@143 Jun 24, 2018 07:29 AM
Now we want a swaga play in the field
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 23, 2018 01:13 AM
Mourinho is happy abt this new player

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