While the club have yet to confirm it, Fred underwent his Manchester United medical at Carrington today. United are the only club in the country to have a medical suite fitted out with MRI and CT scanners so Fred didn’t need to leave the training ground to complete it.

The midfielder travelled to Liverpool with the Brazil squad for their friendly against Croatia yesterday and came on for the final eight minutes.

A fee has been agreed with Shakhtar Donetsk, worth £52m, and a deal with the player. The paperwork is set to be signed today in London ahead of the official announcement which will likely take place tomorrow.

Fred boasts impressive stats from his time in Russia but it is difficult to know where and how Jose Mourinho plans to use him. His tackling ability is second to none, he makes more passes than anyone on the field, he is a keen dribbler of the ball and also has an eye for goal.

Right-back Diogo Dalot will likely be the second signing of the summer, with a medical planned in for the next two days, with Mourinho keen to wrap up as much transfer business as possible before the World Cup.