Chung-Yong Lee admits a boring lifestyle suits him just fine as he eschews bling in favour of his Tesco Clubcard.
The unassuming South Korean has adapted well to life in England since his move to Bolton last summer and has quickly established himself as a favourite at the Reebok.
Lee is a major star back in his homeland and is regularly mobbed when in Korea, but in the North West is able to lead a life of relative anonymity.
Upon moving to Greater Manchester he sought the advice of compatriot Ji-Sung Park and was assured he would soon learn to love life in Bolton.
"When I knew I was coming to Bolton, I got in touch with Ji-Sung to ask about how life is around Manchester and he gave me lots of really good advice," said Lee.
"He told me it was going to be a really boring lifestyle here, but I love the boring life. In Korea, we are chased by fans because we are two of the bigger stars back there. We get mobbed, so it's nice that we can live the quiet life over here. It's a more comfortable life for us in England.
"I like living in Bolton. It's a quiet place, but it's really convenient because it means I don't need to drive very far. I go in Tesco and I have my Clubcard, so I am very happy here."
While Park has steadily proved himself to be a reliable and important part of Manchester United's first team, Lee too is establishing himself as a player of considerable promise.
A series of impressive displays for the Trotters have reportedly caught the eye of a number of top clubs, both in England and overseas, but for now the 21-year-old is happy to concede star billing to Park.
"Before we became friends, I was a bit afraid of Ji because he's such a big star in Korea. I was in awe of him. We are room-mates with the national team, but I always did whatever I had to do to make sure he was comfortable.
"But now we are like brothers. We go out together to have meals quite a lot and enjoy eating together. I prefer it when Ji Sung cooks at his apartment to any of the restaurants we go to. He is a really good cook and does a very good Korean spicy chicken.
"He hasn't come to my house yet, though, because he has a PlayStation 3 and I only have a PlayStation 2, so that might be the reason!
"Sometimes we play as United against Bolton, playing for our own teams. But I must admit that in all the United v Bolton games we've had, I have never won."