Do you consider Manchester to be your home now?
I felt home a long time ago. I think I’m part of this club as I’ve been here for a lot of successful seasons. Virtually all of my career, I’ve been here – I just had two years at Sporting Lisbon and all the rest was here. All my successful times have been at this club so that’s why I am so happy. I feel at home.
We’ve had the international break and you came up against Jonny Evans. As he played full-back, were you in direct competition with him?
Yes, I spoke with him when I came on as a substitute in the game. We were losing so I said: ‘Come on Jonny, relax’. I was joking and, after two minutes, we changed the result so I started laughing but it was a good game. It was hard but a great experience for us.
Then it was off to the United States, when you started against Brazil..
It was another great game. It is always spectacular to play against a big team like Brazil. It’s always nice and everyone wants to play them. We lost but I think we did a lot of good things in the game.
After this international break, we’ve got a rush of United matches until the final World Cup qualifying fixtures..
That’s what I’m looking forward to – playing in all these games and doing my best. I think I need to start playing and get to 100 per cent fitness as quickly as possible because that’s very important for me.