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When can United fans first see Fred in action?

Fred became our second summer signing on Thursday and Manchester United fans can’t wait to see him in action.

Luckily, Reds supporters hopefully don’t have to wait until the start of the season to see him play, as the midfielder is currently representing Brazil at the World Cup.

Fred could be on show when Brazil face Costa Rica on Friday (13:00 BST) and, on Wednesday, (19:00) he could come up against his new central-midfield partner, Nemanja Matic, in their final group game against Serbia. Of course, this is depending on whether he makes the line-up after missing the 1-1 draw with Switzerland due to injury.

Should Brazil progress to the last 16, they will play one of the top two from Group F, which would, most likely, be one of Mexico, Sweden or current holders Germany.

Fred is now a Red! article

Brazil international midfielder Fred has finalised his transfer to United from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Brazil and Fred’s progress in the tournament will determine when he begins his pre-season training, but he could make his first United appearance in our final friendly against Bayern Munich on 5 August (19:45 BST).

The 25-year-old could be line to make his competitive bow in a red shirt in our opening Premier League game against Leicester City during the weekend of 11/12 August, with the exact fixture date still to be announced.

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