Fred has learned much from Ronaldinho, Dunga and Fernandinho and will wear Brazil's yellow at the World Cup. Is Old Trafford next on his journey?
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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Brazil international midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Ukrainian giants have completed a permanent deal for the forward, who had been on loan with the Miners since March.
Signing for around €55m from Shakhtar Donetsk, Fred will be the second most expensive midfielder ever signed by Man United. But what does he bring?
United saw off competition from Man City to land the €55m Brazil midfielder, who is set to move to the Premier League after five seasons in Ukraine.
Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred, sources have told ESPN FC.
Brazil boss Tite has advised Fred to settle his business quickly amid reports the midfielder is set to sign with Manchester United.
Sources have told ESPN FC that United are keen to secure the services of the 25-year-old if they can agree a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Manager Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his midfield after Michael Carrick's retirement.
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca, who had been linked with the West Ham manager's job, has signed a new two-year contract at the Ukrainian club.
Paulo Fonseca, in his second season at Shakhtar Donetsk, has been approached by Arsenal to gauge his interest in replacing Arsene Wenger.
Ferreyra raced to retrieve the ball with Shakhtar needing to equalise to reach the quarterfinals and pushed the ball boy, sparking clashes.
The Premier League leaders were keen on the Shakhtar Donetsk player in January but a deal was not completed.
Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco said his side were waiting for Shakhtar Donetsk to "make a mistake" that would allow them to advance.
Shakhtar Donetsk fully expect star midfielder Fred to sign for either Manchester City or Manchester United next summer, the Ukrainian club's CEO said.
A second-half strike from Edin Dzeko sent Roma into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory against 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk.
Shakhtar Donetsk has long been the jumping off point for talented Brazilians to debut in Europe, but sadly that project seems to be nearing its end.
City tried to sign Brazil international Fred during the January window but were unable to agree a deal with the Ukrainian club.
Shakhtar Donetsk pulled off a second-half comeback to beat Roma 2-1 in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg in Ukraine on Wednesday night.
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Lucescu, now the Turkey national team manager, said Fred will follow in the footsteps of Fernandinho, who moved from Shakhtar to City.
Pep Guardiola has refused to comment about the possible signings of Aymeric Laporte and Fred.
Manchester City are considering a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred in a bid to get a head start on their summer transfer business.