Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan admits this season has gone better than expected.

Such has been his form that Gaitan has not only earned a recall to the Argentina squad, but also attracted major interest from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Everything has happened so fast," smiled Gaitan.

"Things are going better than I was expecting at Benfica. They gave me a chance and the trust that the coach has given me has made everything easier."