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Middlesbrough striker singing Beautiful South song after brace against Manchester United

Take it away Mr Afonso Alves…with apologies to the great band from the north.

I need a little time
To score for Boro
I need a little space
Just on the ball
I need a little time
To lose my marker
I need a little…

Funny how quick the wrongs have been righted
Isn’t it, isn’t it
Nothing like a brace against Man United
Isn’t there, isn’t there
The booing and slating turns to dust
A substitute’s will just turn to rust
A better contract to discuss…

You see, the Brazilian just needed a little time to get going for Middlesbrough, as the Daily Mail reports. It was always a question of when rather than if for the former Heerenveen striker, who caused the United defence no end of problems on Sunday afternoon.

Afonso Alves said: “Of course it was a dream come true to score against Manchester United but don’t get me wrong, I want to do the same against other teams as well.

“I needed time and patience but I knew the goals would come. I was not worried when I missed the chances against Chelsea because I knew it was only a matter of time before I got goals.

“It is only natural that I am happy I scored but I would have had a lot more to smile about if we had won.”

Is he fast on the way to becoming a Middlesbrough singing legend?

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