"And I am convinced that we will receive and are receiving no less interesting proposals than that from Manchester City".
Fred - who has won seven caps for Brazil but has not started for his country since the 2015 Copa America - joined Shakhtar in 2013 from Internacional.
The Shakhtar man has the ability to score screamers and has done so for a number of times for the Ukranian side and his previous club Inter Milan.
This is according to the Manchester Evening News, who report that Brazilian worldwide, Fred could be signed by the start of next month, leaving no room for complication once the World Cup begins in Russian Federation. With little hope of extending his current deal, the report claims they may be willing to let him leave for a fee of around £50m.
And yet, rumour has it he's now planning to splash £50 million on Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred and upwards of £150 million on Gareth Bale.
Having finished a whopping 19 points behind champions and arch-rivals Manchester City in second place, United will be looking to significantly strengthen their squad ahead of the new campaign and close the gap with Pep Guardiola's side.
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Brazil are taking on Croatia in a World Cup warm-up at Anfield on Sunday June 3.
A proper press-resistor is lacking in United's midfield options, with Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay lacking mobility, Paul Pogba better deployed further up the pitch, and Ander Herrera a more effective defensive weapon than a transitional weapon.
"He will cost the potential buyer more than Fernandinho and be even more expensive than Alex Teixeira".
Also a Brazilian midfielder, the player has been on United's radar since January, and was initially chased by Manchester City too.
Fred has 4 goals in 37 appearances this season.