Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City have been rivals over everything from the League to the FA Cup to even the transfer of Players.
During the January winter transfer window, City’s long-term target, Alexis Sanchez sign for the Red Devils this winter in a swap deal with Arsenal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Emirates. The transfer window was ruled over by the two Manchester Clubs as they up and about linked everywhere to sign Sanchez and Leicester City man Riyad Mahrez.
The Rival may continue in this Summer as they are reported to be interested in Shaktar Donetsk midfielder Fred. Last Month, the Citizens were said to have made Fred their top target in the transfer window with reports also covering that the Red Devils are also desperate for the Brazilian, but City were reported to have the higher hand in the signing.
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will be ready to fight once again in the transfer window come summer, but the Citizens has been ticked to be the Favorite destination for the Brazilian as he would be the best replacement for aging City midfielder Fernandinho at Etihad Stadium.
Former Shaktar manager Mircea Lucescu, who is currently managing the National team of Turkey, told the Press about rivals fight on Fred: “Shakhtar Donetsk’s best player is Fred in the centre of midfield.
“He was a bit anarchic on the left. I moved him in front of the defence. He will go to City like Fernandinho before him.”
Fred, since the the Ukranian club back in 2013 from Serie A side for a fee reported to be around £13 million, has so far scored 12 goals for the club in 142 appearances for the club.
The Brazilian told Gazzetta dello Sport last month (via Goal.com), after hearing that he is one of Europe wanted at Premier League:
“A friend gave me the news saying that City and Guardiola were interested in me. I’m happy to be so well known in Europe.”
The 24-year-old further added to his talks about the conversation he had with Guardiola in the last Champions League match with the Citizens back in December, he said: “At the exit of the locker room, he stopped me and said we had a good game, as they are a very difficult team to beat.
“But he did not ask me to play with him. However, I confess, I wait impatiently for his call to arrive now.
“I think I would grow a lot with him, England is the best league in the world, and I’ve always dreamed of playing there.”
After that conversation and how excited Fred was to reveal it, that will surely give the Citizens boost in the signing of the Brazilian.