Fred Reminisces on Childhood in Brazil
Manchester United midfielder Fred has described the nascent steps in his football career in his hometown of Belo Horizonte, describing his childhood as a very happy time. The Brazilian joined United from Skahktar Donetsk this summer.
In an interview with the Manchester United website, Fred recalled, “I was really happy during my childhood in the area where I grew up. I had many friends in the neighbourhood, always playing football in the streets.
“My father signed me up for football training when I was only four and my grandfather also used to take me. My family have always supported me to develop my football. When I was 10 I started playing for Atletico Mineiro and that was the start of my professional career.
“I played for Atletico and Internacional and then moved to Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk. My family supported me a lot and I'm very thankful for them. They were always by my side supporting my dream - it was their dream, too.
“And today I'm here in Manchester, in this country that is so different to Brazil and Belo Horizonte but I'm adapting well. My first son is going to be born here. I like this country a lot and I hope I can stay here for many years.”