United reach agreement to sign Fred

Tuesday 05 June 2018 15:30

Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos.

A further announcement will be made in due course.
Fred in the colours of his current club Shakhtar Donetsk

Our South American signings

Six countries from South America have provided recruits for United's first-team squad to date - Argentina (six players), Brazil (six), Chile (one), Colombia (one), Ecuador (one) and Uruguay (two).

South American Reds Video

South American Reds

From Juan Sebastian Veron to Diego Forlan, we’ve been blessed with many South American stars at United over the years…

Of those countries, Brazil has been the biggest contributor to United's cause in terms of the total number of games played by its exports. The first six Reds to emerge from South America's largest and most populous nation have amassed 458 appearances for the club so far, from Kleberson's debut against Wolves in August 2003 to Andreas Pereira's most recent outing in February 2016, at home to FC Midtjylland.

The club's most recent acquisition, Alexis Sanchez, made history during the January 2018 transfer window when he became the first Chilean to sign for United.

'I’ve always dreamed of playing for United'


Alexis has explained the reasons behind his transfer to Old Trafford in a fascinating first interview with MUTV.