Former Manchester United midfielder Anderson given oxygen after struggling with high altitude conditions

by Sam Peoples

Former Manchester United midfielder Anderson needed an oxygen mask after being substituted for his new side Internacional during a game in Bolivia.

The 26-year-old was in the starting XI against The Strongest but had to be taken off after 36 minutes due to breathing problems. He was then given an oxygen tank on the substitute’s bench.

The incident led to some jokes given Anderson’s poor reputation at Man United but the game took place in La Paz, 3.6km above sea level, so you can have a degree of sympathy given that Angel di Maria needed oxygen when he played there for Argentina against Bolivia in 2013.

That being said, Anderson did only last 36 minutes.

Anderson has been given a second chance at Internacional following some mediocre performances for United but it’s not been the best of starts for him out in Brazil having missed a penalty on his debut before this incident in La Paz.

The 26-year-old became something of a joke figure at Old Trafford towards the end of his career there but he remained a popular figure in the dressing room right until the end of his United career and a number of players wished him well in his native Brazil.

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