Serbian duo hoping to shine
Man Utd's new recruits Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic believe they have the ability to be a success in England.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 06/01/09 12:25pm
Manchester United's latest recruits Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic believe they have the ability to be a success in England.
The pair signed for the reigning Premier League champions last week, representing Sir Alex Ferguson's first foray into the January transfer window.
The duo could end up costing the Red Devils a combined £17million, a price tag which suggests they have a lot to live up to.
However, Tosic, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since starring for Serbia at the 2007 European U21 Championship, believes he is capable of living up to his billing.
"At the beginning it was a dream to play somewhere like United but now it is a reality, one I am very happy with," he told Uefa's official website.
"I want to become a top player at United and not waste the opportunity of being a member of the greatest football family.
"It is great feeling, but now I must think about working hard.
"The presence of Nemanja Vidic will be a great help as I know him from the national team. I am full of confidence, will learn quickly and hope United can count on me very soon."
Like Tosic, 17-year-old Ljajic has agreed to join United from Partizan Belgrade.
He also shares his compatriot's confidence, boldly claiming that he will be ready for life at Old Trafford once his 12 month loan deal back at Partizan is complete.
"It has all happened so fast for me," Ljajic said.
"I am only 17 and have had some dreams in the past but can now have one more: the United shirt.
"However, I will spend the next year learning more at Partizan and I will be ready for Old Trafford next January."