I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United."
"I`m living a dream I never want to wake up from."
"I would be very proud if, one day, I`m held in the same esteem as George Best or Beckham. It`s what I`m working hard towards."
"The No 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck."
"Now we`re in the final we must win, and can`t think the job is over. We`ll give everything and we`re convinced we can do it."
"But I hope to maintain my credibility after I stop playing. Because, yes of course, now I play and I score goals and children all over are mad about me. Not just poor children - all children. We can make them really happy by the way we play, though I have to say that it`s the poor ones that I think of most, the ones who can`t come and watch the games at the stadium. We mean so much to them. That`s why I`m so committed to this work. Later, after you`ve stopped playing, it`s harder to have the same impact. But I will give it a go. I want to continue doing this kind of work for ever."
"My family, my agent jorge mendes and my girlfriend know me better than any one in this world, and they know that i love them from the heart"
"I`m living a dream, playing for manchester united, have the most beautiful family and the best girlfriend( refering to his girlfriend Karina )in the world, what i can ask more? - "O Jogo - August 2003"
"I`m sad cause we`ve been winning all the games and all of the team were confident about Euro. I feel a litlle frustated to be in the 2º but now i don`t wanna think about that cause make me sad!Now i wanna go in holidays with my family and girlfriend to forget and relax" "A Bola - 2004"
"It gives me the happiest feeling in the world. I just love scoring. It doesn`t matter if it`s a simple goal from close range, a long shot or a dribble around several players, I just love to score all goals."
I would be very proud if, one day, I`m held in the same esteem as George Best or Beckham. It`s what I`m working hard towards.
Lots of young players have triumphed at United, so why can`t it happen to me? I`m not worried I`m young - it`s an incentive to do the best I can.
The No 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck.
There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the world`s best player. It is all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it but it is within my capabilities.
I never tried to hide the fact that my only goal is to be the best.
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