Fred originally signed for Manchester United in 2018

Manchester United midfielder Fred has completed a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.

The Brazil international, who joined United from Shakhtar Donetsk for £47m in 2018, called his time at Old Trafford “a true dream“.

“Today ends one of the most beautiful stages of my career,”

The 30-year-old said on social media.

It is understood United will receive 10m euros (£8.62m), with an additional 5m euros (£4.31m) in potential add-ons.

Fred was told that he is unlikely to play a significant role in United manager Erik ten Hag’s squad this season.

“I lived the dream of wearing the shirt of one of the biggest clubs in the world,”

“Going through ups and downs, I leave with the conviction that I always gave my best during all training sessions and games.

“It was five years of a true dream for me and my family. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity. Forever a Red!”

Added Fred

Fenerbahce’s Istanbul rivals Galatasaray and Premier League side Fulham were among other clubs to have expressed an interest in the player.

Fred’s contract at Old Trafford had been scheduled to expire next summer.

He made 56 appearances for United last season and scored six goals as he helped Ten Hag’s side finish third in the Premier League to secure a return to the Champions League.

Overall, he played 139 times for the club in the top flight, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists.

“I am very happy to come to Turkey’s biggest club with such a great history. I want to be a part of this history too,”

“My first impressions are very good and positive. Everyone at the club made me feel very welcome. I was extra happy for that too.

“I also want to play big by doing my best, win all the trophies and contribute to all successes. Of course, I want to make the fans happy.

“Now I will play for Fenerbahce fans on this field here. I cannot wait for this. Fenerbahce fans started to support me even before I came here. I will do my best. Let no one doubt that.

Fred told Fenerbahce’s website.

Source: BBC

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