Fred has finally completed his move from Shakhtar Donestk to join Manchester United.
Fred was unveiled as a Manchester United player on Thursday afternoon and has penned a five-year deal at Old Trafford with the option to extend it by a further year.
United boss Jose Mourinho immediately heaped praise on the midfielder after his transfer was confirmed, saying his ‘creative brain and passing vision’ were the primary reasons behind his sign
‘Fred will complement our other midfielders’ qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team.’
The 25-year-old was announced as a United player in similar fashion to how Alexis Sanchez was back in January on the club’s Twitter account.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 21, 2018
Fred the mascot was playing the piano before the Brazilian came into shot wearing a United shirt.
Fred, with the Brazil squad at the World Cup in Russia, 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 teammates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five years.
“This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil.”
Fred won three league titles during his five seasons in Ukraine, and his Old Trafford contract has the option of extension by a further year.