Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

United announced on their website Tuesday afternoon that an agreement has been reached with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign the Brazil global this summer.

Chelsea forward Willian, who is now on global duty with the 25-year-old ahead of the World Cup, believes he has a bright future and will make the grade in England.

Brazil legend Rivaldo has claimed that Manchester United are getting a "wonderful player" after the club agreed a deal to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

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

Born in Belo Horizonte, Fred moved to Europe in 2013 from Brazilian club Internacional and enjoyed success during five years in Ukraine.

Described as a "left-footed Fernandinho" the energetic Brazilian will provide competition for Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in midfield after the retirement of Michael Carrick and expected exit of Marouane Fellaini.

However, Fred's career has not been without controversy.

Fred, 25, had been tipped to join Manchester City during the January transfer window, but that deal fell through.

Handed his deubt by Dunga in 2014, Fred's worldwide career was disrupted after testing positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the 2015 Copa America.

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Rumours have been rife since the season's end regarding the arrival of Fred to the Old Trafford club, with United now confirming the rumours to be true.

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