He told AFP: “My first couple of months in England were very difficult and, to be honest, I didn’t think I had a future in England.
“I managed to play a few games and I am glad for that, but I know how I felt when I came and it was very different to how I feel now. I did worry that I wasn’t going to make it at Manchester United. The football is different in England.
“It wasn’t that I was scared, but I had lost my confidence because of what happened in those first couple of months and I missed passes I had never missed before. It was like I had forgotten how to play.
“But players need to be strong in the head to play at a big club here and I gradually I started to feel more confident. I had the support of my coaches and that meant a lot. If the coaches had not supported me it would have been hard to play.
“There are always Premier League games on television in Serbia, but we have not had many players who have been here in the past. Everybody thinks England is not a great place for Serbians to play, but I am glad I am one of the few Serbian players who have played in England and I am playing for the biggest team.”