Robinho: I love Manchester

He told the Sun: “There is no beach and no sun. But I am enjoying Manchester so far. Elano took me for a city tour and I loved it.

“After what people had been telling me, I feared the worst. I thought I would arrive here and find nothing but wasteland.

“But it’s not like that. There are fine restaurants and entertainment places, the city is beautiful.

“I have no problem with the food. There is a great Brazilian restaurant in the city centre and I’ll become a regular customer.”

The Brailian joined City for £32.5million from Real Madrid this summer and has impressed just one month into his spell at the club.