Manchester United's Fred suffers injury scare ahead of World Cup

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New Manchester United midfielder Fred did not train with Brazil on Friday as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury, sources have told ESPN FC.

But the right back was admittedly the less exciting acquisition of the two, after United agreed a deal to bring a Brazil midfielder to Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old Shahktar Donetsk star suffered an ankle injury following a challenge from Casemiro during Brazil's training session at Tottenham's Enfield Training Centre ahead of a friendly clash with Austria on Sunday.

Brazil are now based at Tottenham's training base prior to flying out to Russian Federation, and footage posted to Twitter by Luiz Felipe Castro showss Fred go to ground after a challenge from Real Madrid's Casemiro.

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It was announced on Tuesday that an agreement was in place between United and Shakhtar Donestsk for Fred, who played for his national side in their World Cup warm-up match with Croatia at Anfield last weekend.

Fred suffered the knock before trying to carry on with the training session, only to then require treatment on the sidelines. A report from the BBC claims that the Brazilian picked up an ankle injury for the Samba Boys just a week before the start of the World Cup.

They start their group on June 17 against Switzerland before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia.