Strong As A Lion

Last updated : 14 October 2007 By Editor

"The help I've had from Alex has been very important. I know he has total belief in me and I'm very grateful to him because of it. He called me a lion.

"He's started doing it at training because I turn up just after getting out of bed with my hair all messed up. And when my hair is like that, I look like a lion apparently!

"Sir Alex knows a lot about football and I'm learning a lot with him. He makes me feel relaxed and valued and he calls me by my first name."


"The main difference between United and West Ham is that the coach believes in me at my new club. I'm feeling physically stronger with every game. That makes me feel good and everything else, like scoring goals, comes as a result.

"When I look around the dressing room and see my team-mates there, I realise I'm at one of the most important clubs in the world. That is a dream come true.

"The most surprising thing about the squad is even though all the players are stars, they are all actually really humble and are good people. They've made me feel good and I've now got various friends in the squad like Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. I'm doing quite well with my English now. I understand the boss and my team-mates perfectly."