Everton striker delighted with form

The former Manchester United striker is committed to helping Everton earn a Europa League spot.

He told the News of the World: “It’s been a very good year for me and I picked up where I left off last season. I feel much better physically.

“The club is very understanding and allows me to nip off in the international breaks.

“I had a lot of physical problems at Manchester United and never really got the chance to win a permanent first-team place. I have this feeling that I missed out on something.”

“There are people there with whom I worked for a long time and we have stayed in touch,” he added on his time at United.

“I had some great times at United and still have many friends there.

“I have a huge respect for Sir Alex. If I run into him in 20 years’ time, I will still call him boss – he changed my life and I think he changed the life of many players.”