Gabriel Obertan Looking To 'Improve' At Manchester United

The French attacker is relishing the prospect of performing under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fledgling French forward Gabriel Obertan, signed by Manchester United from Girondins de Bordeaux for an estimated €3.5 million, is looking forward to improving his game under the esteemed coaching style of two-time Champions League winning manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Clairefontain-trained winger has been capped at Under-19 and U-21 level for his native France, and when pressed with questions regarding his chances of breaking into the senior squad during a World Cup year, Obertan remained coy, preferring to voice a grounded response.

At a press conference today, at which Obertan was revealed to the press, he briefly said, "I will work hard. I want to progress and improve my [game], then we will see [whether I make it into the French squad for the World Cup in South Africa 2010]."

Manchester United are in a positive fiscal position when it comes to transfer negotiations. They received a world-record sum for outbound Portuguese ace Cristiano Ronaldo, who is now at Real Madrid, but Ferguson has only reinforced his squad with two burgeoning talents - Obertan and Luis Antonio Valencia - and experienced Englishman, Michael Owen.

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