Manchester United finished the PL season in second place and have the opportunity to end the campaign with a trophy by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final next weekend.
The Red Devils finished 19 points behind Man City in the table and Mourinho needs to massively improve his squad if his team are to beat the Sky Blues and win the PL title next season.
In the past two summer transfer windows, United have signed two key midfielders in the form of Pogba and Matic respectively. As things stand, the Old Trafford club need to further strengthen the midfield department.
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Michael Carrick has retired after playing his last game for United yesterday. Belgian midfielder Fellaini will be out of contract this summer and the future of Herrera is uncertain as well. In such a situation, The Daily Star have reported Manchester United are closing in on agreeing a deal to sign €45.4million rated Brazilian international and Shakhtar star Fred to reinforce their midfield.
The British source have stated that United are favorites to secure his signing and after advanced talks, he is likely to make a £40million (€45.4million) switch to Old Trafford
The 25-year-old South American player is renowned for his energetic displays in the center of the park. He can effectively be deployed in the central midfield and also in the defensive midfield if needed.
This season, in 37 games in all competitions, Fred has scored 4 goals and provided 7 assists for the Ukrainian champions.