Last updated : 13 May 2007 By Editor

"When you arrive in a new club, you shake hands with all these people, but you don't really know who everybody is. I wanted to know the names and stories behind the faces.

"I learnt about the tragedy of the Munich plane crash, and all the great players from the past. I felt like I needed to know all that and take it in to better understand the club. Now I can say I feel like a real Mancunian

"I realised that being quick wasn't enough - you have to be strong too - so I worked my socks off in the gym to build myself up. I was there for the whole pre-season, too, and that was a really important period for me. It helped me to get to know my team-mates better, and to start all over again.

"This has been a really big season for me.

"I know how lucky I am to be at a huge club like Manchester United, and the idea of not succeeding never even crossed my mind. I knew what I had to do to turn things round, and I put my head down and got on with it."