Fred Recalls Champions League Debut at Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester United midfielder Fred has recalled with relish his Champions League debut with Shakhtar Donetsk when he first came to Europe. The Brazilian says the competition is a major factor in South Americans moving to Europe.
Fred made his tournament bow in September 2013 in a 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad, “It was sensational. We used to play the Champions League video game, so to be able to play in the competition with Shakhtar, to listen to that famous music, this time in the stadium... for me, it was an amazing feeling.
“It brings back all the memories from when I started, all the help my family gave me when I was growing up. To be able to play in the Champions League made me really happy - even happier because we won that match,” he told United’s official website.