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Obertan now wants regular first team starts for Man Utd

Having impressed as an impact substitute, Gabriel Obertan has set his sights on winning a regular place in Manchester United's first team. Obertan was preferred to Nani as a substitute against Chelsea last Sunday and is being mentioned as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is an opportunity Obertan is determined to grasp: "After four months of just waiting and resting, I've been really looking forward to starting my career as a Manchester United player.

"I wanted to feel part of the squad, part of the group, and be involved in the games. So I'm feeling really good right now.

"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."

He added in the Manchester Evening News: "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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