Manchester United unveil Fred signing for £52m on five-year deal

Fred unveiled by Manchester United in £52m deal as Jose Mourinho hails his ‘creative brain and passing vision’.

Manchester United have announced the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred on a five-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fred agreed a deal to join United before the start of the World Cup, and has now finalised the deal and signed a long-term contract at Old Trafford.

“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.

“This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil.”

Jose Mourinho said of his news signing: “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.”

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