Brazilian international, Fred has signed for Manchester United from Shaktar Donetsk in a deal worth £50 million.
United confirmed this in a statement Thursday afternoon.
Fred signed for five-and-half years with an option of a further year.
The 25-year-old, who won three league titles with the Ukrainian side, is presently with the Selecao at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The player said,
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.
“I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five years.
This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil.
United manager, Jose Mourinho said, “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.”