Fred signs with Manchester United on a five-year contract.
The ‘Red Devils’ today confirmed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fred. The 25-year old midfielder joins Manchester United on a five-year contract. He is currently with Brazil as the team aims for World Cup glory in Russia. Fred is yet to make an appearance for Brazil in the World Cup, as he was sidelined with injury in the first match.
Fred joined Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won three league titles. He made 155 appearances for the Ukrainian club, scoring 15 goals.
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Talking about him, Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho said, “Fred will complement our other midfielders’ qualities, which we need”.
“His creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game. I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team”, Mourinho said.
Talking about the move, Fred said, “This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team.
“To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.”
“I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five years.”
Fred helped Shakhtar Donetsk reach the Champions League knock out stages last season, and was central to victories over Manchester City and Napoli.