Chicharito wrote in manutd.com: "It was more than emotion when I found out Manchester United wanted to sign me. What football means in my country, to make that jump from a team from Mexico to one of the biggest clubs in the world just doesn't happen in Mexico.
"The biggest player was perhaps Hugo Sanchez, but he went to Atletico Madrid before he transferred to Real Madrid, and Rafa Marquez went to AS Monaco before he joined Barcelona. But a player making that big jump straight to one of the big clubs doesn't happen. It was difficult to believe. I say this honestly, but the only time I truly realised I was a United player was when I came to do the presentation with the media at Old Trafford.
"Before that, I'd had phone calls with Sir Alex Ferguson and negotiations had taken place but I was just moving from moment to moment and I didn't realise the magnitude of it all. I couldn't take it all in. I joined up with the national team and played some games for Mexico and I think that helped at that time because I didn't feel the expectation of such a big move - I couldn't, because I couldn't believe it."
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