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Nemanja Matic supports Manchester Uniteds £52m deal to sign Fred

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Nemanja Matic speaks out on Jose Mourinho's decision to sign Fred for Man Utd
Fred has joined Manchester United for £52m. (AFP/Getty Images)

Nemanja Matic has supported Jose Mourinhos decision to sign Fred for Manchester United.

United secured a £52 million deal to land the 25-year-old from Shakhtar Donetsk earlier this month and the midfielder will link up with his teammates after Brazils World Cup campaign.

Fred was also on Manchester Citys shortlist and Pep Guardiola was keen to sign the Brazilian in the January transfer window.

But United managed to beat their rivals to the transfer and Fred will be partnering Matic in central midfield next season.

Matic met up with Fred after Brazil beat Serbia on Wednesday evening and welcomed Uniteds new arrival by giving him his shirt.

Brazil's Gabriel Jesus, left, fights for the ball with Serbia's Nemanja Matic during the group E match between Serbia and Brazil, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Nemanja Matic and Serbia were beaten by Brazil on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo)
Nemanja Matic speaks out on Jose Mourinho's decision to sign Fred for Man Utd
Matic gave his shirt to Fred after Serbias defeat to Brazil. (Instagram)

And when asked about Freds move to United after Serbias 2-0 defeat, Matic was buoyed by the prospect of playing alongside the Brazilian at Old Trafford.

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I spoke to him after the game, he is a great player, he will bring quality to our team, said Matic.

We will see. I think well understand each other very well.

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