Gabriel Obertan: I can become a “real” United player


Manchester United flop Gabriel Obertan has vowed to improve his performances following a disappointing start to his Old Trafford career.

The pacey winger, 21, signed for United in 2009 but has only been a fringe player  – playing 27 times and scoring once.

Sir Alex Ferguson gave Obertan and teammate Bebe the opportunity to show fans and staff what they’re capable of in last weekend’s FA Cup tie against non-league Crawley.

In what should have been a run-of-the-mill match, both endured nightmare performances as the league leaders struggled past the battling Sussex side.

However, Obertan has assured fans they’re yet to see the best of him – and that he’ll improve from training with established stars such as Ryan Giggs and Nani.

The Frenchman told the club’s website: “I hope to become a real Manchester United player but the most important thing is to keep working hard.

“I try to learn from players like Giggsy and Nani. Playing alongside players like them is very important.

“It may take a while, but I’m going to keep working hard. I’m focused on doing my best for the club and then we’ll see.

“Hopefully I’ll get some time on the pitch to show what I can do.”

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