Having sealed a loan move to Fiorentina until the end of the season, Anderson has thanked United fans and spoken with great affection for the club.

“Thank you Manchester United for all you gave to me,” Anderson said. “It was a pleasure and a proud to be part of this tremendous club. I will never forget my great colleagues and friends, all the amazing people that work in the club and obviously the fantastic supporters, always on my side. Love you all and you always be in my heart. Wish you all the best because we always be together United family! Now I have to leave because I really need to play. Thank you Fiorentina for this opportunity and you believe in me. You won’t regret because you trust me 100% and I will give you 100% of dedication, professionalism and quality. Together we will be happy.”

The way he’s speaking, he doesn’t seem to give the impression he’s coming back…

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