"Everyone [in my family] is Brazilian - my father and my mother," he explained to ManUtd.com. "I was just born in Belgium.
"I've played at Under-17 and Under-18 level for Belgium but stopped this year because I think it's more important to develop here.
"My dad was a player in Belgium and that is why my family was there. He helped me with everything. All that I have learned, up to now, is from what he taught me.
"I think it helps a lot that he was a footballer. Sometimes my dad can say after a game what I did right and what I did wrong. We talk a lot. I can even watch it back on video with him as well now."