Jose Mourinho convinced Fred in private phone call

Man Utd transfer news David De Gea has insisted he is happy at Old Trafford

Man Utd transfer news David De Gea has insisted he is happy at Old Trafford

Fred is now expected to complete the formalities of the move and become a United player before heading off to Russian Federation for the World Cup where he's due to play a key role for Brazil in their group games against Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

With Jose Mourinho's Manchester United having confirmed the signing of Brazil worldwide Fred for a fee of more than £50 million on Tuesday, here are the 10 most expensive signings in the Red Devils' history.

"A further announcement will be made in due course".

Fred joined Shakhtar from Brazilian side Internacional in 2013.

Manchester United have confirmed on their official website that midfielder Fred will be at Old Trafford next season.

During Shakhtar's Champions League campaign, Fred ranked top in their squad for passes completed (443), tackles won (18) and dribbles completed (23).

Tournament favourites Brazil are Mourinho's tip to win Group E, while he says his midfielder Nemanja Matic will "go on holiday" as Serbia crash out with Switzerland finishing second.

"He is a wonderful player", Rivaldo told Sky Sports. "Then Shakhtar Donetsk did not allow him to play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio".

Defenders Rafael and Fabio scored eight goals between them during their time at the club, Rodrigo Possebon managed just eight first-team appearances while midfielder Andreas Pereira has spent the last two seasons on loan with clubs in Spain. In 2015, he tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide while representing Brazil in the Copa America.

United had been in the market for midfield reinforcements after seeing Michael Carrick head into retirement.

"It's very hard, I don't want to be emotional but I have to be", the Portuguese coach told RT.

The Brazilian, who is now in England with the rest of his global teammates, was spotted at the training ground, with the fee rumoured to be around £52.5m agreed with Shakhtar Donetsk.

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