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Kleberson explains why he flopped with the Red Devils

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The Brazilian joined Manchester United in 2003 after winning the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but he failed to make an impact in England.

In 2002, Kleberson was lifting the FIFA World Cup in Japan with the Brazil national team.

So Manchester United paid £6 million in order to acquire his services, but the Brazilian failed to shine in the English Premier League.

“When the team isn’t doing well, it’s hard to change your style, I couldn’t do it,” he was quoted by Goal.

“When I came to Man Utd I tried to change the player I was, more passes, more aggression, more tackles, but it’s too hard and wasn’t what my game was about.”

“From 17 to 24 years old, I was playing that fluent Brazilian style, to move the ball quickly and receive it in space,” he added.

“At Man Utd, I had tough moments a lot of the time, I got a lot of injuries and struggled a lot.”

“It was a difficult time, and when you see a lot of evaluation from your performance at top teams the criticism can be very high, particularly at Man Utd,” he said.

“The Premier League now is so much more possession-based.”

“You see teams try to unbalance the other team with creative play, diagonal passes and passes between the lines,” Kleberson concluded.