Stoke forward Mame Biram Diouf has claimed that he is now a much better player after leaving Manchester United, Daily Star reports.
The Senegalese returns to the Premier League with Stoke this summer after a free transfer from Bundesliga side Hannover.
Diouf spent three years with Man United from 2009-2012, scoring only once and spending most of his time on loan.
However after he departed Old Trafford to the German top flight, Diouf scored 26 goals in just 50 league appearances.
And asked whether he is better now than his time at United, he replied: “Am I a better player? Of course I am, because I have got a lot more maturity, a lot more games in my legs and more confidence in myself.”
The 26-year-old was also keen for the Potters to sign former Barcelona wonderkid Bojan Krkic, with manager Mark Hughes already in discussions with the Catalan club.
Diouf said: “He is a very good player. It would be great because we need as many players as we can.
“The season is long and anything can happen, so we need more players if we can. If we can get him in and helping us, it would be more than welcome.”