Manchester United’s very own Brazilian midfield magician Anderson has reacted to recent reports from Brazil that he is unsettled at Old Trafford. In an interview with Manutd.com, Anderson denies the rumours which have circulated this week but he has acknowledged that his United career so far has been a tough one.
“It’s not true. Everyone knows I am happy at the club. I have had a lot of injuries but I have never let the smile go from my face”. Anderson joined United in July 2007 from Portuguese giants Porto and has since then made 93 appearances for the reds scoring just 5 goals.
“It’s not easy to play for Manchester United. A lot of top players came here and couldn’t do it. Kleberson came here and didn’t play. I’ve stayed here for six years” the 24 year old Brazilian states.
“The only places you could go from here are Real Madrid or Barcelona. You can’t have another choice. The level at Manchester United is so big and so massive that when you come here, you are definitely going to win titles.” In his time at United, Anderson has won three Premier League titles, one League Cup, one Community Shield, one Champions League and one Fifa Club World Cup.
“I have won the Premier League three times. I have won the Champions League once and lost two finals. I have always been there.” After a slow start to his United career which saw him make 76 appearances in his first two seasons scoring no goals, Anderson’s form has picked up recently with his power and energy in the centre of the park being one of the notable traits in which the Porto Alegre born possesses. But frequent injuries restricting him to just 33 appearances in the past two seasons has no doubt overshadowed his reds career so far.
“When I take two steps forward, I seem to take three back. It is sad but I have to do my job. I need to play games and not have any injuries.”