Fred emotionally confirms Man Utd exit as he completes Fenerbahce transfer after 'most beautiful stage of my career' | The Sun
FORMER Manchester United midfielder Fred emotionally confirms his exit from the club.
Fred, 30, has completed a £13million move to Fenerbahce, following the 'most beautiful stage' of his career.
The Brazilian has confirmed his departure from United by sending a heartfelt farewell message to supporters.
He made over 200 appearances for United and contributed 14 goals and 19 assists.
United will receive £9m up front with £4m in add-ons and he flew to Istanbul on Saturday morning for his medical.
The midfielder wrote on social media: "Thanks for everything, Manchester United Football Club.
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"Today ends one of the most beautiful stages of my career. 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."
Sources at United say Fred will depart 'with appreciation and respect for his big contribution to the team over the last five years'.
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Despite receiving his fair share of public criticism, the Brazilian featured regularly under former boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer and nightmare interim coach Ralf Rangnick.
But last season saw his playing time reduce significantly under new manager Erik ten Hag.
The midfielder made just 12 league starts last term and with just a year left on his contract at Old Trafford, the club accepted the offer from Fenerbahce.
Fred's departure is set to make way for Erik ten Hag to sign Moroccan international Sofyan Amrabat.
The Red Devils will have to move quickly, though, with Juventus the latest club to register an interest in him.
If United do miss out on Amrabat, they are set to consider Everton's Amadou Onana as an alternative.
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