DC United new signing Dejan Jakovic has spoken about his time at Red Star Belgrade and how quickly the deal for his move to Washington was organised. Speaking to his new team's official website, Jakovic said: "The fans are crazy -- that was the one shocker when I got there. The fans have a lot of authority and I wasn't really expecting that. They come to practice before games and stuff, and just let you know how they feel and what they expect from you.

"The coach and the sporting director got changed and it just wasn't working out for me. I didn't want to just sit there," he said. "D.C. was really interested in me and that also had a lot to do with it.

"I wasn't too sure if I was going to end up here. It all happened so fast," he admitted. "But I'm slowly adjusting and it's getting better every single day."