Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred Chose United over City and PSG

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred Chose United over City and PSG

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NEW United midfielder Fred has revealed he turned down interest from City because he wanted to play for a 'huge club'.

The Brazilian became Jose Mourinho's first signing of the summer when he joined from Shakhtar Donetsk in June and made his Premier League debut in the 2-1 win against Leicester.

And the 25-year-old explained why he chose to sign for United, despite offers from other European clubs.

"There were options in England and in Europe," Fred told ESPN.

"Manchester City, PSG, but I chose United. I spoke to my agent Gilberto Silva, who played for Arsenal. He told me that United was a huge club. I spoke to my family and friends.

"When I said United, I saw their faces. I'm sure that I made the right choice. I want to play in and win the Premier League, the best league in the world. …

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