Manchester United and Manchester City are set to luck horns for talented Brazilian midfielder Fred according to Daily Star.
Both Manchester clubs are willing to strengthen their midfield and both clubs are in the queue for Shakhtar Donetsk Fred.
Guardiiola wants the defensive midfielder to serve as competition and long term replacement for 32-year old Fernandinho.
City boss Pep Guardiola wants the £50m rated midfielder before the close of winter transfer window on Wednesday, while United are only willing to sanction move for Fred in the summer.
Mourinho will look to replace aging team skipper Michael Carrick with Fred in the summer.
Carrick will likely hang his boot for managerial role at Old Trafford at the end of the season after a successful spell with the Red Devils winning major trophies including the Champions League.
Ander Herrera has struggled to replicate last season performance. The Spaniard has found his play time limited to the bench this season after the arrival of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.
Marouane Fellaini could exit Old Trafford at the end of the season when his contract expires. The Belgian midfielder has refused to extend renew his contract with United.
Fred has been a regular starter for Shakhtar this season making 22 appearances and finding the back of the net twice.
The 24-year old star joined the Ukrainian club in 2013 for a fee of €15M.
Should the Citizen fail to secure his signature this winter; they will likely go at longer head with United for the Brazilian star in the summer.