Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is enjoying playing for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Fernandes has been a sensation since his January arrival.
He said: “The manager was very clear when I arrived at the club.
“He told me to not be afraid, to just be myself, that he knew full well why he had sought me out, and what I was capable of doing – to continue to take risks in a match and maintain the same mentality that I had at Sporting; to keep giving instructions on the pitch.
“It helped a lot to have already played abroad, in Italy. I left Portugal at a young age, I had to make my mark in football by myself – against everything and everyone, as we say.
“That helped in the fact that today I’m a more grown up, more mature person, which makes settling in easier.
“Everybody at Manchester United has been amazing. I was lucky to play in my first league game, then we had the February Premier League break.
“United had a small break in Marbella where I got more sense of what the club’s ideas were, the coach’s ideas.
“I got to know my team-mates better. I’d seen them playing, but I became better aware of their qualities and found out what I could do to improve the team.”