Fred: ‘Man City made me an offer, but in the end I wanted to play for Mourinho’

Fred Man City

The 25-year-old completed a £52 million move to Old Trafford in the summer after making more than 150 appearances for Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk, and has scored once in nine games for the Red Devils.

Local rivals Manchester City had been keen to recruit the Brazil international too, with Pep Guardiola’s side approaching the player at the start of 2018. Although that move didn’t materialise, Fred says he didn’t need asking twice once Mourinho registered his interest a few months later.

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