Ljajic's United dream: 'New Kaka' vows to break into first team in a year

04 March 2009 03:59
Manchester United[LNB]new boy Adem Ljajic has given himself 12 months to force his way into Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team squad.[LNB]Ljajic signed for United from Partizan Belgrade, part of a £17million double deal in which Zoran Tosic also joined the Old Trafford outfit.[LNB]While Tosic has already made his senior debut, coming on as substitute in the FA Cup win over Tottenham[LNB]last month and the Premier League encounter with West Brom[LNB]three days later, 17-year-old Ljajic has remained in Belgrade, where he will stay until next January before joining his new club.[LNB]Dubbed 'the new Kaka' in his homeland, Ljajic is a man in a hurry.[LNB]He has already spent a couple of weeks at United's plush Carrington training HQ. And when he gets to Manchester, he is determined to figure in Ferguson's plans.[LNB] Big future: Ljajic hopes to break into the United first team within a year[LNB] Reality Cech for Sir Alex: We'll punish United when they crack, warns Chelsea keeper[LNB]Hiddink: United could crack if we keep putting on the pressure[LNB]I'll stamp out any complacency at Manchester United, says Sir Alex[LNB]Treble hero Ryan Giggs feels Man United are ready to party like it's 1999[LNB]MANCHESTER UNITED FC NEWS FROM ACORSS THE WEB[LNB]'The quality in England is very high because you are training with such great players, but the main difference is it's much quicker,' Ljajic told the club's official website.[LNB]'I really enjoyed it and training with such top players can only help me improve.[LNB] Settling in: Tosic has made two appearances for United[LNB]'Coming over to England allowed me to see how things worked so I know what to expect when I come here permanently.[LNB]'And I hope that when I join in January I will be involved with the first team from the start.'[LNB]Serbian influence: Ljajic joins Bosnian counterparts Tosic and Vidic (above) at Old Trafford[LNB] Although speculation has surfaced about a possible bid for Nemanja Vidic from AC Milan this summer, it seems highly unlikely United would be willing to part with the prospective footballer of the year.[LNB]Ljajic certainly hopes not as he has already benefited from having Vidic around.[LNB]'It has been great to see him. I have spent a lot of time with him whenever I have been over in Manchester and he has shown me around the city.[LNB]'It can be hard when you move to a new country and don't know anyone and are yet to learn the language, so it has been fantastic to have him here.'[LNB]While Ljajic is coy about his own abilities, Tosic is happy enough to sing his team-mate's praises.[LNB]The pair formed an effective partnership at Partizan and it seems United can look forward to plenty of exciting times in the future.[LNB]'Adem is a very good player with great technical ability,' said Tosic.[LNB]'He likes to play just behind the striker or on the right side of midfield.[LNB]'We played together for around six months at Partizan and I am sure that when he starts playing for United, the fans will love him.'[LNB] Reality Cech for Sir Alex: We'll punish United when they crack, warns Chelsea keeper[LNB]Hiddink: United could crack if we keep putting on the pressure[LNB]I'll stamp out any complacency at Manchester United, says Sir Alex[LNB]Treble hero Ryan Giggs feels Man United are ready to party like it's 1999[LNB]MANCHESTER UNITED FC NEWS FROM ACORSS THE WEB[LNB][LNB] [LNB]  

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