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Man Utd winger Obertan: I want to be first team regular

Gabriel Obertan admits making his home debut for Manchester United is a great feeling.

The former Bordeaux winger made his Premiership breakthrough as a substitute in United's victory over Blackburn Rovers.

He told manutd.com: "I felt proud to be here and glad to get my first real injury out of the way. Obviously I'd played in the Reserves and enjoyed playing against Barnsley in the cup, but stepping out at Old Trafford is something else because I've never played in a stadium like that before.

"I was so excited and just couldn't way to play and get on the pitch. It felt like the first step. I was a bit nervous at first, but after five minutes it felt like I'd been playing here for three years or something. The fans really get behind you and it's a great sensation."

On his long-term ambitions at United, Obertan adds: "At first I just want to be part of the squad, be in the group that travels to all the games, and get a few minutes in each game to begin with. Then, if I keep working hard and show what I can do, I have ambition. So, why not aim to be a regular in the team? I might need a year to achieve that, but I hope I can do it."

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