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The cocky youngster believes the goals will flow at his new club following his switch from England...

Powerful Angolan striker Manucho has spectacularly claimed that he hopes to score ‘between 30 and 40 goals’ in his debut season in Spain with his new club Real Valladolid.

The 26-year-old has signed a five-year deal with Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side, after spending the previous seasons on loan from Manchester United to firstly Panathanaikos and then Hull City.

Manucho has had limited first-team action since his move to Old Trafford in 2008, but Marca reports that the confident forward believes he can bag a major haul of goals next season.

“I am a striker, whose function is to score the highest number of goals,” he said, adding, “It remains to be seen how many matches I will play, but my target is to score between thirty and forty goals.”

Manucho had offers to remain in England, in particular from Hull City, where he spent the second half of the 2008/09 season, but insists he always aspired to play in the Spanish Primera Division.

He concluded, “Right now, I have everything I want, and I am in a very good place to develop my potential.

“I like the Spanish league. It is my dream to play here and I will sweat for Real Valladolid.”

Paul Macdonald, Goal.com

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