The 26-year-old has switched to Spain this summer to join Real Valladolid after making just three substitute appearances since signing for the Red Devils in January 2008.

The Angola international was a surprise acquisition with the striker largely unknown in Europe and was subsequently loaned out to Panathinaikos and Hull City during his 18 months at Old Trafford.

Manucho netted just twice for the Tigers in 17 appearances last term but he is confident he can score goals in what he describes as the most technical league in the world.

"I am delighted to join Valladolid, it is not the big club like Manchester United but it is a very good club," he said.