Fred can be the Red that José Mourinho has been looking for | Nick Miller


The Brazil midfielder, comfortable as destroyer and creator, could form part of a thrilling and penetrative attacking unitManchester United have made a habit of getting creative when unveiling signings in recent years. Stormzy was called in to help announce Paul Pogba’s return and Alexis Sánchez played Glory Glory Man United on a grand piano. But, if they do not introduce their expected £52m arrival by dressing him in a Fred the Red suit, their marketing department should take a long hard look at themselves.On the face of it the Brazilian midfielder Fred – or Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos, to use his Sunday name – seems an ideal addition for United, who confirmed on Tuesday that they had reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign him on a five-year deal. Next season plenty of the challengers for the Premier League title will...

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