Manucho eyes United chance

Angolan set for pre-season in England

Manucho: Dreams of United

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Manucho is looking forward to the chance of training with Manchester United this summer.

The Angolan international joined United in January from Petro Atletico after impressing Sir Alex Ferguson during a trial spell.

The 25-year-old, who had an outstanding Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he scored four-goals, was loaned out to Greek giants Panathinaikos.

After a slow start to his time in Athens, Manucho has figured prominently over the last month - including a goal on his debut against Larisa.

Now Manucho is to report to United's Carrington training HQ in July with the rest of the first-team.

Dream

"This is great news because my dream is to play for Manchester United since I signed for them in January," said Manucho.

"I hope I can take my chance and prove that I can play in The Premier League.

"During my time in Greece, I feel that I've adapted well to European football and it's been a good test for me ahead of playing in England."

Ferguson's immediate plans for Manucho remain unclear and it is also not yet known whether he will qualify for a work-permit after failing to land one in January.