United's new midfielder injured in Brazil training

GettyFred limped out of training for Brazil earlier this week

Fred had to withdraw from Brazil's training session at Tottenham's training ground prematurely after a crunching tackle from team-mate Casemiro.

Willian knows Fred well from their time spent on worldwide duty with Brazil, and the Chelsea FC star has opened up about the pair's conversation about the move to Old Trafford.

On Tuesday, Manchester United confirmed the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal believed to be worth around £52 million.

Brazil players have praised the intense training sessions but critics say Tite's hard-line approach could affect the future of his players in the World Cup.

GettyFred featured for Brazil at Anfield last weekend
GettyFred featured for Brazil at Anfield last weekend

Fred has made eight appearances for Brazil and made head coach Tite's final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation. It seems quite likely that Fred will not be featuring at the game in Vienna to work alongside the medical staff in England on his fitness.

Brazil face Austria on Sunday in their final friendly before their World Cup campaign starts against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17 and Globoesporte has reported Fred is expected to miss out. Lasmar said Augusto could play on Sunday depending on how his recovery continues this week.

With City caught napping on the deal, Jose Mourinho and United pounced as they started negotiations with Shakhtar with little opposition, ensuring the Red Devils secured their man for £52m - the club's fourth most expensive player in history.


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