SAO PAULO, BRAZIL- JUNE 07: Fred #25 of Brazil and Hugo Ayala #3 of Mexico compete for the ball during the International Friendly Match between Brazil and Mexico at Allianz Parque on June 7, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Manchester United midfielder Fred is proud to represent Brazil at international level and hopes to be around for the 2022 World Cup

The 25-year-old made his first Brazil start since June 2015 in the side’s 2-0 friendly win over the United States over the weekend.

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Neymar sealed the win for Tite’s side in what was their first game since the World Cup.

Now Fred is keen to establish himself as a regular first-team player for the five-time world champions.

“It’s an honour to wear the Brazil shirt, one which so many other talented players have worn. I’m really happy to have been involved in a World Cup, and I hope I can carry on doing my best with Brazil, wearing the famous yellow shirt,” he told the club website.

“It’s a dream come true for me, and I hope I can keep playing for Brazil for many years to come.”

Fred had been a member of the World Cup squad this summer but an ankle injury kept him out of the Selecao’s final warm-up match.

“Unfortunately, I suffered an injury in the lead-up to the World Cup. I wanted to play in the World Cup – I think if I had been 100 per cent fit I could’ve played.

“But it was an incredible experience, just to be involved with the national team in a World Cup, like so many other players and legends had done so before me. It was an honour for me, and like I said I want to be involved in World Cups in the future.

“I’ll keep working hard here at Manchester United so that the manager keeps picking me for the national team.”