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Anderson: I love this club

Anderson’s best moment at Manchester United probably came at the end of his first season. He came off the bench for the Champions League final to score in the penalty shoot-out to help us beat Chelsea to the trophy.

Whilst it hasn’t all be downhill since then, he’s failed to fulfil the potential he came to the club with. Some have blamed Sir Alex Ferguson for playing him out of position. There’s no denying that his regular big injuries have also played a part. But his inability to look after himself, putting on lots of weight and taking time to shed it, has left fans frustrated.

Anderson claims that he is fit and ready to do his bit to help the club he loves.

“I have played only two games this season and I tried to do my very best for the team,” he said. “But it is very hard when you only play a small part now and then. But I am not unhappy. I am enjoying it and I know I will be ready whenever the manager picks me. I haven’t spoken to David Moyes about my situation because I think I have a good situation at the moment. I love this club and I have been here for over six years. I am only 25 years old and I have about seven years football left in me. So I have time on my side and I am happy at Old Trafford. I had a lot of injuries last season. I have come back now to help United. I came back in pre-season and felt good and I have been fit now all season“I just have to wait for the moment and when it comes for me then I have to take that opportunity.”

The press have claimed that Anderson is ready to join Fulham on loan in January but the player has dismissed these rumours, despite having not spoken to manager David Moyes.

“I cannot say anything about other clubs showing an interest,” he added. “I am at Manchester United and am a Manchester United player. I have to do my job here and work hard every day to make it work because that’s what I want. I am not thinking about moving on. All I am thinking about is helping my team, my team-mates and doing the best for myself. I am a Manchester United player, I love the fans, I love the club. I love the way everyone supports the club – it is amazing. It is the best club in the world. It is good with the new manager. I have no problems with David Moyes. He’s new and it is completely different. We have to help him to be successful. Every single player wants to play every game. I am the same as all the rest. I am only 25 years old but I cannot stay one more year and not play. I need to play. But you cannot demand to play, you have to be patient and when you get your chance you have to do well. The club have always been nice to me but if I have to go eventually then I have to go. But I will work to do my best for United.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. DreadedRed says:

    Now is the time to shine Ando! You will be given games in the next 6 weeks, so take this chance for it may be your last. Good luck son!

  2. Thomas Routledge says:

    AKA Tommy

    I have always been a fan of his, Just when you think hes about to turn the corner bang comes another injury, hope he can stay injury free but he is defiantly in the last chance saloon now!

  3. DreadedRed says:

    Tommy – if you click on “Logged in as Thomas Routledge”, it will open your profile, where you can change your username back to ‘Tommy’ if you wish. Also, you can delete the ‘website’, which will prevent it from being linked, and turn your username back to black.

  4. Zana Catharsis says:

    Just make sure that you will cease the opportunity.Carrick is a big name to fill and you really need to step of the luck Ando

  5. Thomas Routledge says:

    @ dreadedred

    Cheers mate

  6. keanoisdaman says:

    gonna get rid of a few pricks this….made up

  7. Eric Nesh says:

    I have alwaly loved Ando though i must admit i am almost giving up this season…That he is 25 gives a little bit of hope though. Hope the lad can take this opportunity that carrick is out

  8. kevk24 says:

    I hope he does well. The manager’s trust has to show.

  9. Jesmontanaro says:

    Ando was given enough chance to shine. He is saying that because he is feeling the chop soon. First of all he should get rid of that belly than start playing football as we know it, than we believe he is committed to Man Utd. Otherwise , he should leave asap.

  10. berbatov9 says:

    finger crossed…go on ando…fulfill your potential

  11. swaggersho says:

    Oh Ando…please

  12. John says:

    Time to walk the walk now..hopefully!


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