Manucho eyes United chance
Angolan set for pre-season in England
Last Updated: May 6, 2008 10:08pm
Manucho: Dreams of United
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.
"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.