But in the wake of the Feyenoord victory he has pledged his future to United
"Obviously I have not been happy when I have been out of the side," said the Portuguese international.
"Now I have finally been given a proper chance, I am happy and I want to stay at the club.
"Playing in the later stages of the Champions League was a dream of mine and now I have achieved it I am delighted.
"It was always an objective to play against the best in Europe and I want to stay at Newcastle to make sure that happens," continued the £8.5million midfielder.
"Obviously I did not want to come here and stay on the bench.
"That's why I said I had reasons for being unhappy.
"But now we are set to take on the best in the second round of the Champions League, I want to stay and play my part."
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