- Manchester United are interested in getting Shaktar Dontesk midfielder Fred
- Mourinho is desperate to replace Michael Carrick
- And he has also been sweating on getting Fellaini to get a new deal
Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho is interested in Shaktar Dontesk of Ukraine midfielders Fred this month.
The Old Trafford boss is desperate to add quality to his squad this summer and he has touted Fred as a quality addition.
The middle of the park has become a problem for Mourinho with injuries to Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba hampering their season.
And there is also the problem of some of the midfielders being out of contract at the end of the season.
Mourinho has lamented all season over the shortage of squad depth in his Manchester United squad and with Michael Carrick battling with injury and age not on his side it appears this is a desperate time for Mourinho.
Mourinho said recently: "If - next summer - we are going to sign a midfield player, it's to replace Michael Carrick and Michael is a phenomenal player that, this season he couldn't give us anything at all.
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"He's in the end of his career, so if next summer we buy a midfield player, it's not to improve our squad, it's to replace Michael Carrick. So to improve our squad in the midfield, we would need to buy two."
Apart of the Carrick issue, Mourinho is also sweating on penning Fellaini down to a new deal, the Belgian is stalling as it looks like he has made his mind up and wants a new challenge elsewhere.
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