5 things you may not know about Manchester United new boy Fred

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Manchester United have finally announced the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred on a five-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things you may not know about the 25-year-old Brazilian.

Born and bred

Belo Horizonte played host as Brazil were beaten 7-1 by Germany
Belo Horizonte played host as Brazil were beaten 7-1 by Germany (Mike Egerton/PA)

Hero worship

Soccer – International Friendly – England v Brazil – Wembley Stadium
Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho was idolised by Fred as a child (Adam Davy/Empics)

Donetsk no-show

Fred joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013
Fred joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 (Adam Davy/Empics)

Silva lining

Soccer – Confederations Cup 2009 – Group B – USA v Brazil – Loftus Versfeld
Gilberto Silva, the former Arsenal and Brazil midfielder, represents Fred (Adam Davy/Empics)

Doping case

Fred is currently part of Brazil's World Cup squad
Fred is currently part of Brazil’s World Cup squad (Mike Egerton/Empics)

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