Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, with the player arriving in a £52million deal.
And the player has now revealed why he has joined the Red Devils, having previously been on the radar of Manchester City.
”I’m really happy,” the new Manchester United star said.
“I’m so happy to be here and to have the opportunity to play for this club. It’s a huge club with great history and it’s a real honour to perform for United.
“I’m just so happy to have completed the transfer and now look forward to playing for the club.
“Manchester United, as I say, is a huge club. When I was young, it was a name I used to hear and it was a name I used to see on computer games and I used to play with the team.
“For me, Manchester United means greatness.”
Fred also admitted he was looking forward to winning trophies with the club.
”At United, I’m looking to win titles, alongside my new team-mates and my new manager, win matches with the club and make history by achieving great things together,” he said.
Fred also revealed that Ryan Giggs was a major factor in his decision to join.
”I think the name ‘The Theatre of Dreams’ sums it up,” he added.
“It’s such a great stadium. On that occasion I played against Ryan Giggs and I was so happy to have that opportunity to play against him.
“Now I’m coming to join the club, not to play alongside Giggs, but to play for the team that he represented and to fight for the same colours.”
Fred becomes United’s second signing of the summer, following Diogo Dalot.