Diouf settled at United
Mame Biram Diouf says he has settled quickly into life at Man Utd despite his lack of football.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 18/01/10 11:21am
Mame Biram Diouf admits he has settled quickly into life at Manchester United despite playing just 25 minutes of first-team football.
The 22-year-old made his home debut against Burnley, having made his United bow at Birmingham last week, and managed to grab his first goal in a 3-0 win.
The Senegal striker signed in the summer but only arrived in December and already finds himself in contention for a first start against Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg at Eastlands on Tuesday.
With fellow striker Dimitar Berbatov again feeling pain in his knee against the Clarets it appears likely that the Bulgarian will step down against Roberto Mancini's men with either Diouf or Michael Owen coming in.
"It felt good," he told the Manchester Evening News after grabbing his first goal.
"I played and scored and the team won, which is the most important thing. I am happy for the team and myself.
"For the first two or three minutes I was very nervous. But after that you are only thinking about football. When you are on the pitch you forget about all the people and just do your job.
"I don't know whether I will play more games. I am not the one who is deciding. I have to be ready for my next chance.
"I have settled in well. Everyone has been so nice to me. I have not had any problems. It has been fantastic. I can learn from Owen, Berbatov and (Wayne) Rooney."
Meanwhile, Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson was also happy his new charge's contribution, adding: "It was very good for Diouf.
"He has great spring. He is quick and has got a lot of good attributes."