Fred Officially Announced and Unveiled by Manchester United


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Sixteen days ago Manchester United announced their first transfer addition of the summer, Brazilian midfielder Fred. He arrives from Shakhtar Donetsk for a transfer fee that’s being reported by various outlets as being in the neighborhood of €55 million ($69.3 million), with the possibility of rising to €60m with add-ons.

At that point, all parties involved had reached an agreement, but the deal was not yet finalized because of certain details that needed to be worked out. The hold up was apparently over the wait period on a work permit.


Well, the official announcement and subsequent unveiling is now here, with United tweeting it out from their official Twitter account just an hour ago. The official hash tag for this one is #BemVindoFred and his full name is Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos. Since Fred signed with United the team and their fans had to deal with a little bit of a health scare, as the midfielder suffered a minor injury during Brazil training.

However, as you can now, he’s totally fine.

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,” Fred is quoted by the official website.

“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.

Added United manager Jose Mourinho: 

“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.”

Indeed Fred is red. You got to check out this little skills video below as well:

Fred was the first United signing of the summer, fullback Diogo Dalot was the second. Who will be the third? Well, there are a lot of names being linked to Old Trafford right now.

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