It appears Jose Mourinho has got his man and Fred will be a flawless player alongside Nemanja Matic in the heart of United's midfield but where this leaves the likes of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and others remains to be seen.
In 2010, he made a switch to Internacional where he caught the eye of many.
The midfielder enjoyed instant success, winning back-to-back domestic titles, including the Recopa Sudamericana during his successful spell at the club.
Fred in the colours of his current club Shakhtar Donetsk.
Neymar and several other members of Brazil's squad were seen congratulating Fred on the move at Tottenham's training ground as Tite's men prepared for their World Cup warm-up match with Austria.
According to The Sun Fred has swapped Shakhtar for United in a £52m, five-year deal, and he will link up with his new teammates after doing his bit for Brazil in the World Cup.
Firmino has revealed he passed on his best wishes to Fred but warned that national allegiances will be put to one side when Liverpool face United next season.
The potential quarter-final lineups from those games are nothing short of fantastic.
The Brazilian's initial ban prevented him from taking part in any CONEMBOL matches.
Midfielder Fred also got his black barnet newly coiffured and shaped, with a special gel added that made his spiky curls glitter. However, FIFA extended the punishment to a worldwide ban in 2016 which ruled him out for four months.