Last updated : 31 May 2007 By editor

Our new Brazilian signing told the Sun, "I cannot wait to play in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a great player, as well as Wayne Rooney and many more.

"I could not imagine I would ever get to work with a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson but it has happened. What can I say? It is a dream the size of the world.

"Gremio was my first club and then I moved to Porto. Both teams have a great place in my heart, for which I have the biggest affection. They were very important in my life and professional growth. But ever since I was a boy, I always wanted to play for Manchester United and now that dream has come true. I am very happy."