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Fred joined Manchester United in the summer of 2018, while representing Brazil at the World Cup finals in Russia.

The Belo Horizonte-born star had proved his capabilities long before his move to Old Trafford, by playing a key role in Shakhtar Donetsk’s successful title defence in Ukraine the previous year, and with his impressive displays in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. As a youngster, Fred spent time at Atletico Mineiro and Porto Alegre in his native Brazil, before his rise into professional football really took off when he made the switch to Internacional in 2010. During his successful two-year spell at Estádio Beira-Rio, the dynamic midfielder won back-to-back local state championships, as well as the Recopa Sudamericana. His influential performances attracted the attention of a number of European clubs and Shakhtar came calling in 2013. Fred spent five successful seasons with the club, where he scored 14 goals in 156 games and won 10 major trophies – three league titles, three Ukrainian Cups and four Ukrainian Super Cups. Before joining the Reds, he had already experienced a brief taste of playing at Old Trafford, with Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League group game against United, when the Reds won 1-0 thanks to a Phil Jones goal in December 2013. On the international stage, Fred made his Brazil debut in 2014 and was called up for the Copa America a year later, as he was again for the 2018 World Cup. Just over a month after Brazil’s quarter-final exit, Fred made his Reds debut in the first game of the 2018/19 season, against Leicester City. The midfielder took quickly to life in English football and produced some fantastic performances in the opening month of the campaign, including in the 2-1 victory against the Foxes, and was nominated for the club’s August Player of the Month award. He followed that by bagging his first United goal in our 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in September, but found had to be patient for further first-team opportunities in the coming weeks and months. It wasn’t until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took up the managerial reins in December that Fred again featured regularly. Arguably, his best performance of his maiden campaign at United came in our famous comeback win against Paris Saint-Germain in March, when he managed to nullify the threat from fellow South American Leandro Paredes.

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"I will never forget how I felt the day I made my debut at Old Trafford. It was just fantastic."


Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes

Videos of the week: United in Marbella Article

We've collated the best clips from our warm-weather training week.

Fred at the training camp in Spain.

Which was Fred's best game for United? Article

Inside United asked our Brazilian midfielder what he rates as his best personal display in the red shirt.


Carrick impressed by Fred's adaptation Article

Our first-team coach thinks hard work and determination are behind the Brazilian's excellent second season.

Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes.

Teqball: Fernandes & Martial v Andreas & Fred video

Two teams, one challenge — but who reigns supreme on our Teqball table? Watch to find out...


Check out this lovely back-post volley video

This lofted cross is begging to be finished, but who will do the honours? Watch to find out...


See how Fred scored the winner in training video

It may only be training, but the players are always desperate to win! Watch the moment Fred sealed his side's victory...


Pastor Fred? video

Our Brazilian star gives his view on a nickname he's picked up on social media.

Fred Player-of-the-Month graphic.

Fred voted Player of the Month by fans Article

Over 110,000 supporters voted via our Official App and the Brazilian emerged victorious over three other nominees.

Who is your January Player of the Month? Article

Four players have been shortlisted, but which will you vote for? Here's all you need to know about the contenders.


Why Fred took the late free-kick Article

Ole has revealed the reason behind set-piece expert Juan Mata giving his blessing to the Brazilian.

Fred evades the challenge of Gabriel Jesus and David Silva

Fred calls for positive derby mindset Article

The midfielder says he'll draw upon two previous wins to help with our task at the Etihad this evening.

Fred at Anfield.

Fred continues to show his development Article

Losing to Liverpool is tough to take, yet our improving Brazilian can hold his head high after a combative display.

Nemanja Matic and Fred do battle with Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazatte.

Ole outlines midfield options Article

Find out which players the manager believes can step up in the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford run away in celebration

Cast your vote before time runs out! Article

Three Reds are up for our Player of the Month award, but which will you support? Catch up on their achievements...

Fred on the ball for Manchester United against Watford

Fred focusing on good times ahead Article

After finding his feet at United, Fred wants to help make 2020 a memorable year for the club.

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