Shakhtar Donetsk CEO explains how Fred joined Man Utd

Shakhtar Donetsk’s CEO, Sergei Palkin, has explained how Fred came to sig for Manchester United following months of negotiations.

The Brazilian was reportedly wanted by several European clubs – including rivals Manchester City – but United beat them all to the punch and recently completed the signing of Fred making him their first signing of the transfer window.

Fred is expected to slot in alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in the midfield three and Palkin insists he deserves to play on such a stage as prestigious as Old Trafford.

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The United’s scouts keeping an eye on Fred for all his matches is another impressive point to make from this transfer.

It appears Mourinho went out to sign a player to fit the system rather than simply doing so to satisfy commercial partners.

See Palin’s quotes below:

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