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Mourinho: Why I Signed £47m Brazil Star

Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho: Why I Signed £47m Brazil Star

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 25, 2018 05:48 PM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who is said to be unhappy with the way the club's pre-season is playing out, has now explained why he decided to spend £47 million (R817 million) on Brazil international Fred.

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A few reports have suggested that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager signed the playmaker from Shakhtar Donetsk last month to replace veteran Michael Carrick, who is now part of the club's coaching staff.

However, when asked recently if the Brazilian would be Carrick's heir at the club, Mourinho said no, and revealed why he decided to sign the Selecao star.

"Michael Carrick is Michael Carrick, and there is no successor," the Portuguese tactician told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.

"Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba and even Ander Herrera are physical and strong players.

"We think having a player like Fred in the squad – who is more technical, more quality of passing in short spaces – he can maybe connect (with) the attacking players.

"He could be an important player for us, but let's wait."

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Fred, 25, made 155 appearances for Shakhtar, scoring 15 goals and assisting a further 15 strikes.

Do you think the Brazilian will be a star at Old Trafford? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 26, 2018 06:10 AM
I hope he will be on his best coz most of Brazilians players are struggling in the epl
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MfanoYellow Joined: 16 Apr 2018
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MfanoYellow Jul 25, 2018 09:36 PM
I used to adore the Special one but Sir Pitso is fast proving to be real deal. The less said about Mama Selina the better.
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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC Jul 25, 2018 08:59 PM
155 games 15 goals and 15 assist I don't think he gonna be a star at the Red Devils but let's wait and see

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