Finally, there is good news for Brazil and Manchester United in regards to Fred’s injury.
The Selecao trained in England after their friendly victory over Croatia at Anfield. They were preparing for another friendly against Austria, which they won 3-0 at the Ernst Happel Stadion on June 10th.
While in England, Fred suffered an injury after a tackle from Real Madrid player Casemiro. This happened just after Manchester United agreed a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for the 25-year-old.
Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed Fred suffered “ankle trauma” and was left out of the squad to face Austria on Sunday, but there hadn’t been any firm update either way.
Brazil face Switzerland in the first fixture of the World Cup on June 17th. The national team’s manager Tite has now revealed that Fred will train with the rest of the group as he is expecting a fully fit squad to face Switzerland.
“The doctor will tell you about Fred. The forecast is that he is ready to train with us,” Tite was quoted as saying by Globo Esporte.
The Brazilian publication also mentions that Fred was seen walking normally, without limping, when he was in the mixed zone at the stadium on Sunday.
Finally, a real update, and one which sounds positive. Jose Mourinho will be pleased.