"It's what I've been working for since the U8s and U9s", Garner told the United website.
Fred will be in the north-west of England when Brazil play a friendly against Croatia at Anfield on June 3rd and the newspaper says United are keen to get a deal completed while the midfielder is in the UK.
Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer, Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed. And we had enough strength to reject it, because we were playing in the Champions League, we were finishing the Ukrainian League campaign.
The 25 year old from Belo Horizonte made the move to Ukraine quickly. Fred has averaged at least 2.9 tackles per game in the season just gone.
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A Brazilian worldwide, Fred has courted controversy on a number of occasions, most notably his testing positive for Hydrochlorothiazide during Copa America 2015 and his subsequent ban.
Fred joined Shakhtar from Brazilian side Internacional in 2013.
Fred is a box to box midfielder, known for his incisive passing and through balls. Though he remained in the rumour mill after, the profile of midfielder linked with the club changed to more possession-oriented types such as Thiago Alcântara, Julian Weigl and Jorginho. Yet it remains to be seen quite where he will fit in among Manchester United's star-studded squad and whether he can flourish under Mourinho at Old Trafford.
According to ESPN, Pep Guardiola is no longer interested in signing the player and has moved on to other targets.
Will Fred succeed at Manchester United? The Red Devils are pretty well-stocked in that area and already have Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Marouane Fellaini.