I never tried to hide the fact that my only goal is to be the best.
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.
The No 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck.
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.
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.
"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`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"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"The No 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck."
"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."
"I`m living a dream I never want to wake up from."
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."