Elano is enjoying every minute of his time at Manchester City.

Speaking after his goal scoring performance in Saturday's victory over Newcastle United, the Brazil international said: "I've settled well in Manchester.

"In fact, I couldn't be happier with the way it's going for me.

"This league is the best I've played in. It's watched all around the world.

"The defences are more professional, more physical and advanced than those I've played against before.

"The game in Brazil and elsewhere is more classical and a bit lazier. Here, everyone works a lot harder."