The right-back has spent much of this term in the treatment room with a spate of injuries which have majorly limited his opportunities.
The Brazilian, who featured regularly last season, has made just six appearances, including just two starts in the league, and, as he tells the Stoke edition of United Review, he is keen to make up for lost time.
"In many ways, it feels like it’s only the beginning of the season for me. I’m just getting started," he admitted.
"I’m really looking forward to playing as many games as possible and, hopefully, helping the team win another Premier League trophy."
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