Man Utd fullback De Laet thrilled with Valencia chance

Ritchie de Laet was thrilled with his performance in Manchester United's victory over Valencia this week.

"I only found out I was playing when the boss did his team talk," the former Stoke reserve defender told MUTV. "It was short notice but I’m a professional and you need to handle that.

"I felt nervous in the first few minutes, but when you do a couple of good things and you’ve got Rio Ferdinand telling you you’re doing well, the nerves go down and you get on with the game.

"I'm really enjoying myself at the moment and it’s a dream to play in front of this crowd every week with a United shirt on.

"But I’m under no illusions – I need some experience. I know you only get experience by playing so whatever the boss says, I’m ready for it."