He told the Manchester Evening News: "I miss my children who are in Porto Alegre, but I'm happy being here with my three dogs Wes - from Wes Brown - Dani and Catarina. The fans are nice to me, I have friends here.
"I'm serious about doing well," he concludes. "Maybe I joked too much in the past, tried to be the Brazilian player who was always joking, but I was young too. Now I am more serious, I've started to eat properly, to sleep properly. I have to look after myself if I'm going to be at my best for Manchester."