Brazil boss responds to talk of Man United signing 25-year-old

Tite is hoping that Man United can conclude a deal to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk quickly

Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Brazil boss Tite has approved Manchester United’s bid to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer, but he admits that he hopes a deal can be concluded quickly.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to bring the 25-year-old midfielder to Old Trafford this summer as they bid to bolster their squad ahead of next season.

Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen to add to his midfield options at Old Trafford following Michael Carrick’s retirement and the uncertainty about Marouane Fellaini’s future at the club.

It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will be able to officially confirm the signing of Fred in the coming days.

However, Brazilian boss Tite has admitted that it would be good for all concerned parties for the proposed move to be completed as quickly as possible.

Tite is quoted as saying by Metro: “Edu [Gaspar, general coordinator for Brazil’s national team] has a very loyal relationship with the players.

“When there is a club-related matter, which is inevitable, they will put it to us and the goal is to resolve it as soon as possible to get the mind geared towards the national team.

“If I were a coach, I would ask him to sign him, too.”

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they bid to revamp their squad ahead of next season.

Mourinho will be looking for his team to challenge for the Premier League title next season as the Red Devils look to try and win the trophy for the first time since 2013.

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