Brazil and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has told Manchester United to wait for his decision on his future after the 2018 World Cup.

The 25-year-old has strongly been linked with both Manchester clubs but United are said to have offered a bid that pleased Shakhtar.

Jose Mourinho’s side, who are looking to replace retired Michael Carrick, are reportedly ready to pay £52.5m for the Brazilian’s signature.

However, Fred has told all suitors that he would not sign for a new club before the campaign of the World Cup in Russia.

“Maybe after the World Cup I will make the choice,” Fred said.

“Now I am only thinking about the World Cup.”

Fred, who is part of Brazil squad for the World Cup, has made 7 appearances for his national team since 2014.

The central midfielder has insisted that he wants to be fully focused on helping his country reach the World Cup final this summer.

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