Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Man United agree to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Man United agree to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

United will doubtless be delighted to have confirmed the signing of Fred before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as the deal could have been complicated had he impressed in Russian Federation.

'When I signed him at Shakhtar, Taison and Bernard were playing in his position.

Born in Brazil's third biggest city of Belo Horizonte, Fred's youth career started at local giants Atletico Mineiro before he moved to tiny Porto Alegre FC in southern Brazil, a club owned by Ronaldinho's brother Roberto Assis.

"I don't have any more to say about my club because now I want to have focus here with the national team on the World Cup".

New Manchester United signing Fred has been spotted in the club's training ground, only the image is from the previous year...

Fred's former boss at Shakhtar, Mircea Lucescu, confirmed that his former protégé had completed his medical at Carrington and would soon be unveiled as a Manchester United player. He played in wins over Manchester City and Napoli, scoring in a 2-1 win over Roma in the last 16.

"A further announcement will be made in due course".

He was at the centre of controversy in 2015 after testing positive for the the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the Copa America in Chile, and was banned for a year as a result. He didn't appear in a Brazil shirt again until March of this year, by which time he was being strongly linked with United.

"Diogo Dalot to Manchester United is done", he tweeted.

Although a Brazilian by birth, Eduardo played for Croatia on the worldwide stage.

He's also been dubbed "the new Fernandinho" which, if true, means United have a very talented player on their hands.

However, we are here to discuss the success stories, so take a look at five active players who played for Shakhtar Donetsk and also found success elsewhere. His standout quality is undoubtedly his dribbling ability.

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