Mikel, 21, was at the centre of an ugly tug-of-war between the two clubs and was pictured with a United shirt until the matter was resolved, at the cost of around £16million, and he made his
"I love being here - it is a fantastic club with fantastic people and I wish to be here for a very long time. I just have to keep on working hard and see what comes up." said Mikel.
"When I go out there I just want to play well,
"Maybe it turns out every time against Manchester United I play well but I just have to keep it going and make sure I do it in every game.
A 1-1 draw at
"That is what we want to achieve and I will pray we do that," he said.
"The first 10 minutes on Sunday was a bit difficult but after that we calmed down and passed the ball. From then until the end of the game we played much better than them."