Fred completes Manchester United switch

Manchester United has confirmed Brazil international Fred has completed his move to Old Trafford, signing a five-year deal.

Fred is on duty for Brazil at the World Cup.   -  Getty Images

Fred has completed his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester United after passing his medical, the midfielder agreeing to a five-year contract at Old Trafford.

United confirmed that it had reached an agreement with Shakhtar for the services of the Brazil international on June 5, with the deal reportedly worth £52million.

Two weeks later, the 25-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract that will run until 2023, with the option to extend for a further year.

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With Michael Carrick retiring and the future of Marouane Fellaini uncertain at Old Trafford, manager Jose Mourinho was delighted to acquire the services of Fred - who is on duty for his country at the World Cup.

"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," Mourinho said.

Fred – who won three league titles during his time in Ukraine – is relishing the chance to impress in the Premier League. "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," he said.

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