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Man City midfielder Fernando: I've never seen a UFO!

New Manchester City signing Fernando insists he's not seen any UFOs!

The question came as Fernando hails from Alto Paraíso, which is famous for UFO sightings.

"I grew up in Alto Paraíso, which means Paradise on high," said Fernando.

"It is famous for having many water falls, but it is the ­mysticism and spiritualism of the area that brings many ­visitors - and also the fact that some people claim to have seen UFOs.

"Many people say that they have seen spaceships - but I haven't seen one yet!

"I come from a very close-knit family where everyone in the town knows each other and visits the neighbours' houses. But I moved to Europe to play football when I was 19.

"Of course, I will always be a Brazilian, but I have been in Europe for so long now that I am used to the culture of the football. I would say that I am good at European football, as opposed to Brazilian football."

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