Rivaldo raves about new Man United signing

The FC Barcelona and Brazil legend is a big fan of new Manchester United signing Fred

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Manchester United signing Fred Photo: Fred / Instagram

Rivaldo has backed new Manchester United signing Fred to be a big hit at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils completed a reported £52m deal to sign the Brazil international from Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fred has been signed to improving Jose Mourinho’s options in the middle of the park following Michael Carrick’s retirement at the end of the 2017-18 season.

The South American star will also complement holding midfielder Nemanja Matic and club record signing Paul Pogba in the heart of Mourinho’s team.

Fred won three Ukrainian Premier League titles during his spell at Shakhtar as well as helping the club to reach the Champions League knockout stage twice.

Former FC Barcelona and Brazil star Rivaldo raved about the new Manchester United signing following his lucrative move.

“He is a wonderful player,” Rivaldo told Sky Sports.

“Like any other player when you move to a new country, he will need a little bit of time to adapt.

“But when you are a good player and a brilliant midfielder like he is, he is going to do well and he is going to be good for Manchester United and they will be good for him.”

Fred scored 14 times in 156 games in all competitions during his five seasons at the Ukrainian club.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

The Red Devils finished in second place in the Premier League table last term ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC.

Manchester United lost 1-0 to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley last month.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard makes promise to Chelsea FC fans
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
‘Too strong’: Harry Redknapp states his prediction for Man United v Everton
Jurgen Klopp
‘He’s one of the best’: Jose Mourinho sends message to Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard: Chelsea FC want to sign ‘talented’ players in January
Frank Lampard
Nathan Ake replies to question about his future amid Chelsea FC speculation
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp sends warning to Liverpool FC’s title rivals
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Who plays where ahead of Australian Open? Wawrinka, Sharapova, Djokovic, Nadal, Medvedev first from blocks
Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard opens up to Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp salutes ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool FC star after Watford win