Manchester United midfielder Fred might have played a part in the signing of Alex Telles.
The two Brazil internationals have linked up at Old Trafford following the left-back’s decision to leave Porto for the Premier League in the closing stages of the summer transfer window.
Fred, who has shown glimpses of his ability under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent seasons, has now promised to help the 27-year-old settle in England alongside Bruno Fernandes.
Telles is set to feature when United take on Chelsea on Saturday having made his debut against PSG.
“He’s a great person, I spoke to him shortly before he signed for us,” Fred told United Review.
“We had a good chat and he’s a really relaxed guy, a good person and a great player.
“He had a superb season at Porto and has played for other clubs where he did really well.
“I’m convinced he’ll add to and help the team and we’ll make him very welcome here.
“I’ll be here to help with whatever he needs, together with Bruno and the other players here who speak good Portuguese.
“I’m sure they’ll help him too, and we’ll work towards having a great season together.”
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Solskjaer said of his new defender after his debut: “You can see Alex [Telles] on his debut, what he’s going to give us. His delivery was great.”
Before adding: “I think we’ve shown today that we have a squad that can play different ways and in different systems.
“Alex played very well on his debut, we know his delivery is fantastic.
“We’ve got players back home in Harry Maguire, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood and Eric Bailly so I’m looking forward to the next few weeks and months.”
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