Anderson has struggled to recreate the form of his first season at Manchester United, showing flashes of brilliance like his domineering role at Stamford Bridge, but generally lacking in consistency when it comes to his performances.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed in my goal performance at United,” said Anderson. “In fact it makes me sad. And one of my first objectives is to get back to the condition I was in at Porto, then start scoring goals which decide matches because that’s vital for any player’s career. I know that a footballer of my ability, who is accustomed to playing an attacking role and is used to scoring goals regularly, must be sad to only score a goal every six months. But I must not let myself feel dispirited. I need a run of games where I’m doing well.”
Anderson has revealed that the older players have let the younger players what is required of them to make it at United, and our Brazilian seems to have a good understanding of what the club is all about.
“Some great players haven’t managed to do well at United because it’s such a demanding club,” he added. “I know you must have a big heart. It’s what the guys who have been here the longest pass on to us. We are trying to get into football’s history books – that’s part of what makes United the way it is.”