BREAKING: Man Utd complete the signing of Brazil international Star for reported £52m


Manchester United have complete the first signing of summer 2018 as the Red Devils sign Brazil international Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for reported £52m.

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on March 5 1993, Fred spent time in the youth setups of Atletico Mineiro and Porto Alegre prior to making the switch to Internacional in 2010.

It was at Internacional where he made his first steps in senior football, with some encouraging performances eventually earning him a transfer to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013.

In the ensuing period, Fred has enjoyed much success, winning three league titles and three Ukranian cups, while he has also become increasingly involved with the Brazil national team, for whom he now has eight caps.


Earlier in his career Fred received some playing time as an attacking midfielder but he is now fully settled in a slightly deeper position.

Although he can play in a more defensive role at times, Fred is at his best as a central midfielder and relishes helping his side to build up play with neat passes, while he can also make good use of his pace to burst past opponents.