Manchester United’s new signing Fred has spoken about his happiness at playing for Jose Mourinho and how easily he has settled in to life at the club. Fellow Brazilian Andreas Pereira, who made his way up through the ranks at United’s academy, before spending two years out on loan in La Liga, has helped him with the transition.

I’m really happy to be working with Jose Mourinho he’s a great person and he’s always keen to communicate with the squad and help people to be communicative regarding what they’re to do on the pitch. I’m really happy to be working with him and I hope that I’ll be working for him for a while to come.

There are lots of Brazilians in the Premier League but most are playing against us. Here I’ve got Andreas (Pereira) who is here at Manchester United, who has helped me a lot and been important to me and, obviously, Jose Mourinho speaks the same language. I’ve been adapting here with my team-mates at Manchester United and, yes, this has helped a lot.

Fred has big aspirations for the future and hopes to write his name in to the history books at the club over the coming years.

I’ve got lots of objectives in the short term, the league, the Champions League and the domestic cups. I want to win these competitions and in the long term i want to win lots of trophies and I want to gain recognition from the fans and I’d love to leave a mark here and I’d love to leave a legacy at Manchester United.

United take on Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night after losing last weekend’s game against Brighton. Fred has revealed the players understand the importance of the game and have been working hard in training to ensure they get the win.

It’s a very important game. This week we’ve been working, focusing on this game, we want to go out and get the win in front of our home fans. We know Tottenham are a great team but we need to get the win if we are to aspire to win the league.

The Premier League is a great league and there are a lot of great teams and Brighton were better than Man United. They got early goals which we didn’t manage to achieve, we improved but unfortunately this wasn’t enough for a win or a draw.

Going into the next game we want to be focused and we want to win so we can stay in the race for the title.