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Fred's officially a Red! United complete signing of Brazil midfielder

Fred signs for Manchester United. Credit: Manchester United

Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donestsk, the Premier League club have announced.

The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, after completing a medical.

United reached agreement with Shakhtar earlier this month, with the Premier League club reportedly paying a fee in excess of £50million.

Fred told the club's website, www.manutd.com: "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."