Turkish club Galatasaray have seen an opening proposal for Manchester United midfielder Fred rejected, with United reportedly believing that the offer falls below the expectation of what they were expecting for the midfielder.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano’s exclusive. The Italian journalist claims that Fred is set to leave United this summer.

However, but the first proposal submitted by the Turkish side has fallen below expectation.

Saudi Arabian sides are also interested according to Romano, as well as Marco Silva’s Fulham who are believed to have an interest in the 30-year-old.

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Fred set to leave United

The Brazilian midfielder has just one year remaining on his contract which he signed when he joined the club back in the summer of 2018, this may mean United struggle to get a decent fee for the midfielder who has certainly had his uses since joining the club from Shakhtar Donetsk for £47 million.

The 30-year-old was pictured chatting to Marco Silva back in May, after United’s 2-1 win against the Cottagers at Old Trafford. Fulham were linked with Fred back in June but nothing has come of their interest.

With clubs from Saudi Arabia recently buying some of the biggest Premier League players for a decent fee, United will be hoping that Fred, as a Brazilian international, will command a decent fee from the Middle East, or indeed Turkey.

Fred’s up-and-down United spell

The midfielder is arguably coming off his most successful season at United, with two goals and two assists in the Premier League and a crucial goal that put United on their way to knocking out Barcelona in the UEFA Europa League.

The midfielder has been seen as a more than capable deputy for the absent Christian Eriksen, who picked up a nasty injury against Reading back in January.

Fred is one of the most polarising players at United, at times the Brazilian would be a nuisance for the opposition, with his tough tackling and determined pressing, but then, at times, the Brazilian would be a nuisance to the United fanbase with his poor passing or poor positioning.

Despite this, Fred has always been a popular figure at Old Trafford, and some fans may view his time at Old Trafford with a certain reverence but it seems his time in Manchester is coming to an end.

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