Fred addresses fans for first time since becoming a Manchester United player

by Alex Turk

Brazilian midfielder Fred has sent his first message to Manchester United fans since being confirmed as the club’s first signing of the summer this afternoon.

Man United agreed a £52m deal with Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk before Fred passed his medical at Carrington on Monday, and he then signed a five-year contract in London earlier today.

Fred’s arrival was confirmed via the club’s YouTube channel with the website and other social media accounts following suit soon afterwards.

The 25-year-old was quick to address the United fan base after a busy day training with Brazil at Tottenham Hotspur’s Enfield Training Centre ahead of jetting off to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“Proud to be red. #FredIsRed,” Fred states as he now starts the countdown to when he’s patrolling the United midfield alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba throughout the 2018-19 season.

Fred is a very anti-Mourinho signing, standing at 5ft 7in, which could hint at a change in tactical approach from next season onwards – switching from a stubborn, resolute set up to a dynamic, ball-on-the-ground style of play.

FC Porto right-back Diogo Dalot has followed Fred through the door at Old Trafford after also passing his medical and agreeing personal terms at the start of the week.

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