Manchester United’s season starts on Sunday afternoon as we take on Brighton in the early kick-off. With a good pre-season under their belts, the players will be hoping to kick off life under new manager Erik ten Hag positively.

New United left-back, Tyrell Malacia, has spoken to the club’s official site about his excitement to make his debut.

[I am] very excited. I want to start the season well and I can’t wait to play in the Premier League. The last few weeks have been great – everyone has taken me in really well – the manager, the coaching staff and the guys… I feel really good.

The manager is very involved in training and everyone likes that a lot and we are enjoying it. We can all learn a lot from him and it’s good for us all. I just try to play the football I did at my former club and I just want to keep developing. I’m really happy that I can bring my input here.

Malacia has impressed during the pre-season and will be fighting out with Luke Shaw for the left-back position, with Alex Telles reportedly on his way to Sevilla on loan. But Tyrell has already settled in well, coming across some familiar faces in Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen, and has had plenty of discussions with the coaches already on how he can improve.

I knew Licha because I played against him and it’s great to get to know him properly now. Christian is the same – he speaks Dutch also and he’s a great guy. We are all settling in and it was great to play in pre-season, for me my performances were quite good, but there is always room for improvement and I am talking a lot with the coaches who are helping me a lot. I always want to develop myself and I’m just really happy to be here.