Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho Makes Startling World Cup Prediction

Elena Summers
June 7, 2018

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Brazil midfielder Fred.

World-renowned football manager Jose Mourinho has made the stunning prediction that Australia will pip Denmark and Peru to emerge from their group at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

United finished second in the Premier League behind City but were a whopping 19 points behind their fierce rivals.

Jose Mourinho has reportedly made personal contact with the agent of West Ham United attacker Marko Arnautovic.

Fred in the colours of his current club Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fred, meanwhile, becomes just the seventh Brazilian to join Manchester United, and Mourinho as well as the fans will want him to make a bigger impression than the previous six.

With Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini likely to leave, midfield was one area that needed his attention.

United fans are unlikely to get much of a glimpse of Fred at the World Cup in Russian Federation, though, as he is yet to start an global under current coach Tite.

Nigeria will face Czech Republic in their final 2018 pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday afternoon at Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion Stadium in Austria.

Rivaldo is also familiar with Jose Mourinho's methods from their time together at Barcelona, and he said of Fred: "He is a wonderful player".

Fred was handed a two-year ban between July 2015 and July 2017 after he tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during Copa America.

"If I was a club manager, I would be looking to sign him".

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