Man United fans are not convinced that Fred is the man to bolster their midfield

Manchester United look set for a midfield overhaul this summer following the pending retirement of Michael Carrick and the ongoing contract standoff concerning Marouane Fellaini.

Paul Pogba has broadly improved since it emerged that he was offered to Manchester City during the January transfer window but rumours swirled last week that the Frenchman would be allowed to leave Old Trafford in the summer.

With just the FA Cup to play for, Jose Mourinho has allowed himself to turn his attention to next season and one man who is reportedly on the former Real Madrid manager’s shortlist is Fred, of Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk.

The midfielder, valued at £17.1m by Transfermarkt, has also attracted interest from the blue half of Manchester but as Pep Guardiola turns his attention to Napoli’s Jorginho, it would appear that Mourinho could do a deal for Fred.

However, United fans do not seem impressed with the interest. They want more, and we’ve taken a look at the best of the reaction…