Brazilian Fred to Soon Become Red as United Switch Draws Near. Manchester United are on the verge of completing their first summer signing as Fred arrives the club’s training ground, Carrington for his medical.
He was spotted in a black Mercedes being driven into the training ground, having played his part in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday. The car reportedly had a female passenger in the front – believed to be a staff member at Manchester United – with Fred in the back.
The 25-year-old has been in talks with the Old Trafford club after a January move to rivals City collapsed and Brazil head coach Tite wants business concluded swiftly as he finalises preparations for the upcoming World Cup.
‘This is inevitable when we’re meeting up in the summer,’ said Tite.
‘Players are always thinking of their careers. What you say is please resolve it as soon as possible so we can get them focused back on the task in hand with the national team. If I was a club manager, I would be looking to sign him.’