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United sign Porto defender Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot Credit: Manchester United

Porto defender Diogo Dalot has completed a move to Manchester United after signing a five-year contract, the club has announced.

The 19-year-old, who reportedly had a £17.4million release clause in his contract, emerged from Porto's academy to make his Primeira Liga debut last season.

United manager Jose Mourinho told the club's official website, www.manutd.com: "Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club.

"He has all the attributes that a full-back needs: physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level.

"In his age group, he is the best full-back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United."

Dalot revealed he simply could not turn down the chance to join United and work under compatriot Mourinho.

He said: "Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me. I have grown up in Porto's Academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me.

"But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn't turn down.

"I'm excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach. I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad."

Manchester United sign midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Fred Credit: Press Association

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Brazil midfielder Fred for a reported fee in excess of £50million.

United announced the news in a brief statement on their website

Fred played in Brazil's 2-0 friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday but remained coy about his future when questioned by Brazilian media after the game.

The 25-year-old, who joined Shakhtar from Inter Milan in 2013, has been named in Brazil's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russia.

He becomes the first major summer signing by United boss Jose Mourinho, who is also reportedly closing in on a deal for Porto defender Diogo Dalot.

"Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (Fred)."

– Club statement

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'I've never met anyone as tough as Sir Alex he'll pull through' - Ryan Giggs

Speaking exclusively to Granada Reports - Ryan Giggs admits it was a 'huge shock' when he heard his former boss at Manchester United had suffered a brain hemorrhage.

He described Sir Alex, who's 76, as one of the greatest ever managers and says he's been told the emergency brain surgery he had on Saturday had gone well.

He says he's never met anyone as tough as Sir Alex Ferguson and he's sure he'll pull through.

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Sir Alex Ferguson: experts say coming days will be critical for good recovery

Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering in hospital after he underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

The former Manchester United manager was rushed to Salford Royal for treatment over the weekend.

A consultant neurosurgeon has told ITV News that the coming days and weeks will be critical:

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