The Old Trafford crowd erupted in song for Anderson yesterday ahead of kick-off, with news that he’d been awarded with the Tuttosport Golden Boy. The Italian newspaper award the best talent in Europe, under the age of 21, on a yearly basis. Sergio Aguero was the winner in 2007, Cesc Fabregas in 2006, Lionel Messi in 2005, Wayne Rooney in 2004, and Rafael van der Vaart in 2003.
Unsurprisingly to reds who watched Anderson on a weekly basis last season, our Brazilian has been recognised as the best young talent on the continent. However, should his acceptance speech leave us worried of angry?
“I am thinking about playing in Italy,” Anderson told Tuttosport. “Italian football is the best in the world and the most intelligent. Every player wants to play in Serie A, because Italians are the masters of football. I really like Inter. I have always liked them from when Ronaldo played there. Moratti has always assembled great teams and Inter can win anything with the players they have. I will not hide myself and in future I would love to play for Mourinho at Inter. My dream is to be coached by Mourinho.”
What the fuck?