New Sunderland defender Wes Brown insists he already feels at home on Wearside.
The 31-year-old left Manchester United this summer after almost 20 years at Old Trafford having come through the club's youth ranks.
The England international made his first-team debut back in 1998 and racked up 361 appearances for the Red Devils before ex-United defender Steve Bruce persuaded him to make a fresh start.
Brown has only been with the Black Cats for two months but feels life at the Stadium of Light is not much different to United.
"I've settled in very well," he told the club's official website.
"I know all the lads now, we're starting to gel as a team and hopefully we can start getting more points on the board.
"It's a very similar set-up. The coaching staff, the way things work and everyone behind the scenes is similar, and it's something that's been easy for me to jump into.
"I think that's why I've settled so quickly. It's been no problem whatsoever."
Bruce himself spent nine years with United and was keen to return to his former club to sign both Brown and fellow defender John O'Shea in a joint deal.
Brown is now eager to repay Bruce's faith and has produced some promising early-season form, particularly in the 1-1 draw at Liverpool on the opening day.
"The manager's been great," Brown added. "I was glad he wanted me in the first place and I have settled in very well here.
"Hopefully I can pay the boss back in some sense by playing well and keeping clean sheets."