Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is ready to show Manchester United what they missed out on as he prepares for a new challenge with premier league new boys Middlesbrough.
The three-time Champions League winner will have a hard task of trying to help the newly promoted English side retain their premier league status.
Valdes already feels at home at Riverside as he talks up the great atmostphere in the side and the reason he joined the club.
“I’m feeling good and step by step, day by day. I feel this is a good challenge for me in the Premier League and that’s the main reason I signed here,” he told Middlesbrough’s official website.
“The other main reason was the manager [Aitor Karanka]. Now I’m looking forward to starting with the first game against Stoke.
“The first thing I’ve seen is it’s a big group of good guys. The manager and my team-mates have made it easy for me because he speaks Spanish.
“When you have a good atmosphere around you for the first days it’s easier to feel comfortable on the pitch.”
Valdes endured a horrible first season in the Premier League with Manchester United who eventually released him at the end of last season.