Kleberson determined to stay
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kleberson insists his future is at Manchester United as he wants to emulate fellow Brazilian Edu's achievements in England.
The South American midfielder, on Copa America duty with his country, was hugely disappointed in his first Premiership season, clearly failing to adjust to the pace and intensity of one of the world's best leagues.
A couple of injury setbacks did not aid Kleberson's cause but he has a major task ahead of him in proving his World Cup-winning pedigree next term.
"My immediate future is at Manchester United and I don't think of anything else," he stressed.
"Everything is ahead of me.
"The worst that could possibly have happened has already happened.
"The settling in time is over and now I am looking forward to the future.
"I think I've adapted well to a new life. I took advantage of my injuries to learn about the English culture and lifestyle."
Kleberson hopes to follow in Edu's footsteps after the Arsenal man also struggled in the early days of his Premiership career before cementing a regular place in the champions' line-up.
"I know Edu's problems," he added. "He has told me about his struggle.
"It was similar to mine in the way he arrived in a new country and then got injured.
"But now I look at Edu and he's one of the big stars in the Arsenal team. His story is my inspiration."
Meanwhile, one United midfielder definitely on his way out at Old Trafford is Michael Stewart.
The 23-year-old is negotiating a pay-off from The Red Devils, reportedly around £400,000, to secure a move to Rangers.
"I'm just waiting for final confirmation from Manchester United," Stewart told The Daily Record.
"We've been talking over the course of the day and we're pretty close to agreeing a settlement figure.
"I've made it clear all along I'd be willing to make a big sacrifice to get this move to Rangers, just not too big."