Anderson ready to adapt

26 June 2007 04:09
New Manchester United signing Anderson is confident he will adapt to life in England following his move from Portugal. The 19-year-old Brazilian will join up with his new team-mates after the Copa America and claims it is a dream come true to sign for the Premier League champions. United paid FC Porto a reported £7million to land the exciting winger and Anderson believes his globe-trekking moves - which have already taken him from Brazil to Portugal - will help him settle into his new life in England. "From starting well at Gremio, later going to Europe to join a great club like Porto, and now making an even bigger step - at 19 - to join Manchester United is incredible," he told the club's official website. "Everything will be different in England - I know that. But I am certain I will adjust quickly to life in England. "In just a short time I have managed to impress for the Selecao (Brazil national team) and win a place in the squad for the Copa America, which is a very important tournament. "I am proud - and my family is also. For me, everything is new, it's a dream come true." Meanwhile, the Red Devils have welcomed UEFA's decision to increase stewarding and limit the use of riot police at major European matches. United fans were involved in incidents during Champions League games in Lens and Rome last season. "The events of last season clearly demonstrated the need for crowd control standards to be set and met across Europe and this is welcome news," read a club statement. "The Home Office has acted decisively to examine and identify the problems faced by UK citizens while abroad watching English clubs play in the major competitions. "This club is always ready to provide constructive support and advice when asked."

Source: ESA