Fred: The Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder

Fred hints at imminent Man United move with social media activity

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has seemingly confirmed that his move to Manchester United is on the verge of completion, after liking a number of Instagram posts welcoming him to Old Trafford and wishing him the best of luck in England.

Class act

Fred, a 25-year-old Brazilian international, has been plying his trade in the Ukraine since 2013, when he joined Shakhtar from Internacional.

And the technically-gifted South American, who can play either in an orthodox central midfield role or an attacking midfield role, has since gone on to develop into one of the most in-demand stars in Europe, with his performances during Shakhtar’s run to the Champions League’s last-16 this past season having seen some of the giants of the Premier League add their names to Fred’s list of admirers.

Done deal

Manchester United and Manchester City have been the two sides most heavily touted as a potential destination for the Selecao star, with reports in England since the turn of the year having suggested that the fierce rivals were set to enter into another bidding war, following the January saga surrounding Alexis Sanchez.

LVIV, UKRAINE – FEBRUARY 17: Fred and Frank Ribery during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Bayern Muenchen at the Donbass Arena on February 17, 2015 in Lviv, Ukraine. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

But, as per a number of reports last week, one of which crucially came from the ever-reliable Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester United have in fact already agreed a deal with Shakhtar for Fred, with the Red Devils set to splash out 50 million Euro on the midfielder’s signature.

Hint

And, after a number of the club’s fans took to Instagram to prematurely welcome the Brazilian to Manchester earlier today, Fred dropped his biggest hint yet that he is indeed set for a move to Old Trafford, by ‘liking’ the aforementioned messages:

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