Young Brazilian midfielder Rodrigo Possebon has settled well at Old Trafford and, having played a big part in United's run to the Carling Cup final, would dearly love to cap it off with a Wembley appearance...
What would it mean to you to play at Wembley?
It would be amazing, a dream come true. It’s one of the best football stadiums in the world and has so much history. When I was young I always saw it on the television and I was lucky to go there with United for the Community Shield this season. I didn’t play on that day but it was a big moment for me and I’d love to play in the Carling Cup final.
That would be a great way to cap your first full season. How have you enjoyed your first 12 months at United?
It’s been great. I really love it here and I’ve improved a lot since I arrived. I’m getting used to the English football now – I admit it was a big challenge when I first arrived. In Brazil the football is slower; here it’s so fast! But I’m used to it now and it’s fantastic to play in England.
How have you improved since you arrived in England?
I can’t really pinpoint one aspect of my game. I just feel like a better all-round player since I joined United. You learn every single day at this club, whether it’s in training or in games. It’s easy to improve at United. There are so many players here who I look up to, but I’m not trying to copy anybody else. I want to play in my own way and develop my own style. All the midfielders have great talent and if I work closely alongside them then I’m bound to improve.
Have you been happy with your performances so far?
Yes, I’m happy. Each game I expect to play well and to correct the things I didn’t do well in the last game. That’s the challenge: to play better each game. It was disappointing to get injured against Middlesbrough (in the third round) because I was playing well at the time. But I’ve put that out of my mind now and I’m just looking to the future. I’m strong again and ready to play. The manager has told me that I’ll get chances here at United and I aim to do well every time I’m selected. I’m here to play football and I want to play as much as possible.
The supporters have certainly taken to you. How does it feel when the fans are singing your name?
It’s unbelievable! The first time the fans sung my song I wasn’t sure I was hearing it correctly. I had to listen again to make sure I was