Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anxious Wait to See Extent of Fred Injury

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anxious Wait to See Extent of Fred Injury

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FRED faces a nervous wait to discover the full extent of his ankle trauma.

The Brazilian international, who has agreed a £52m move to United, suffered the injury when tackled by Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro in training on Thursday.

While teammate Marcelo described the problem as 'not serious' - Brazil's medical staff are still waiting to make a full assessment. Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar was due to do further tests yesterday.

"If tomorrow he continues in pain and some signal makes us more alert, we may need an imaging examination, but there is no strategy whether it will be here or in Austria," he said. "He has had an ankle trauma, but it is still too early for any evaluation, he has already begun the recovery work, he had that part in real pain. …

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