Manchester United officially announce Fred signing

Fred was spotted arriving for medical at Carrington on Monday

The 25-year-old, whose full name is Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos, has joined the club from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee believed to be £52 million.

Manchester United have today confirmed the signing of Brazil global Fred on a four-year contract, after the completion of a medical.

"A further announcement will be made in due course", is how the Red Devils ended their statement, but Fred is a Red and that's nothing but good news for the club.

Global team-mate Willian is preparing for Brazil's World Cup campaign alongside Fred at their pre-tournament training base in London and told reporters the big-money transfer had been a topic of conversation.

In December 2015, he was given a one-year ban after testing positive for a banned diuretic, which was backdated to June that year when the test was carried out.

Willian has tipped incoming Manchester United midfielder Fred to be a big hit in the Premier League.

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Fred is in Brazil's World Cup squad and appeared as an 82nd-minute substitute for his country as they beat Croatia 2-0 in a friendly at Anfield on Sunday. He'll also be the third player to have played for both United and Internacional after Anderson, Possebon and Forlan.

But he has failed to light up the Premier League amid reports of numerous issues.

It turns out however that Fred wasn't hinting that he would potentially move to United, especially since Manchester City were still chasing him at the time.

Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one new midfielder as Michael Carrick has moved into a coaching role following his retirement while Marouane Fellaini is set to leave when his contract expires later this month. If used in the same role at Old Trafford, he will line up alongside Nemanja Matic, allowing Paul Pogba to have a more advanced role.

"He is a wonderful player", the former world footballer of the year said.

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