Premier League giants Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fred.
The 25-year-old joins the Red Devils from Shakthar Donetsk after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal for a transfer fee believed to be around £50m.
In his first interview as a Manchester United player, Fred expressed his delight at the move to the Theatre of Dreams.
He said: “I’m really happy.”
I’m so happy to be here and to have the opportunity to play for this club. It’s a huge club with great history and it’s a real honour to perform for United. I’m just so happy to have completed the transfer and now look forward to playing for the club.
Speaking further, the new acquisition added: “Manchester United, as I say, is a huge club. When I was young, it was a name I used to hear and it was a name I used to see on computer games and I used to play with the team. For me, Manchester United means greatness.”
On the potential challenge at Old Trafford, Fred said:
It’s going to be a big challenge, that’s for sure.
But as I have already said, I am someone who is always looking to improve. I’m looking to show the best of my abilities every day and to work to improve, and that means working to play well and put in good performances in the Premier League and with Manchester United to achieve great things and win titles.
”At United, I’m looking to win titles, alongside my new team-mates and my new manager, win matches with the club and make history by achieving great things together.” He concluded.
Fred began his football career at Atletico Mineiro before moving to Porto Alegre.
The eight-cap Brazilian moved to the youth team at Internacional before being promoted to the senior team a year later.
He earned himself a big move to Shakthar Donetsk in 2013 and he went on to score 10 goals in 101 league appearances for the Ukrainian giants.