Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Striker Will Still Be Red Fred's Number One Fan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Striker Will Still Be Red Fred's Number One Fan

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GABRIEL Jesus has revealed he will put club rivalries aside to support fellow Brazilian Fred at United.

The 25-year-old midfielder is closing in on a move to Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk and the transfer could be confirmed by United this week. City striker Jesus recalled talking to Fred about a potential move to Manchester when he was linked with the Blues earlier in the season, and the 21-year-old confirmed he will remain supportive of his countryman even when he's wearing United red next term.

"I talked to Fred in the middle of the season, when there was speculation he could go to Manchester City," Jesus said.

"But about United, I don't know.

The decision is his, it's private, he decides what he wants to do with his career. …

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