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Impressive 24 Hour Rest For Anderson

Anderson collected a bronze medal in the Olympics last week with Brazil, after losing out to the eventual winners, Argentina, in the semi-finals.

He played in the bronze medal winning match on the Friday, following a period of 6 games in 18 days, then after a 13 hour flight, arrived back in Manchester at 5pm on Sunday.

By 8pm the next evening, Anderson was down in Portsmouth ready to play, much to the amazement of our fans, with Sky Sports and the BBC not even putting the young Brazilian in contention of playing.

“Anderson did well… until he got to 60 minutes and started blowing!” laughed Rio Ferdinand on MUTV after the match. “No, we have a little joke with him about that kind of thing. But he’s a fantastic footballer with great abilities and we’ve not seen the best of him yet, I’m sure.”

John O’Shea echoed Rio’s praise, saying, “he was amazing for us – a star performer. He gets the crowd going and the team – he’s just all action. The sooner we have him flying again the better and I’m sure he’ll play a vital part in the games we’ve got coming up.”

Rated 9 by Sky Sports, Anderson gave United the energy we were lacking against Newcastle. If this is how he plays when he’s not 100%, we are certainly right to expect big things from this lad!

How good was Anderson last night?

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  1. jsos says:


  2. Tevra says:

    shits on ……..

  3. Eddie says:

    He SHITS on Fabregas!

  4. denton davey says:

    Can only agree – “fan-fucking-tastic” and he shits on Gerrard, too.

  5. Tom F says:

    Hopefully Andersonsonson will play on Friday night too. It’s always that little bit extra exciting when you know he’s going to play.. another chance to see this player get better and better and show the other Premiership fans that United, yet again, have come out with a player who shits on their ‘special’ player!

  6. OTRed says:

    Can’t wait for Fridays match, time to see what we can do with a FULL team(besides Ronaldo and the ever injured Saha) back again. I’ve missed seeing Hargreaves play

  7. woolie says:

    He was amazing saw all the reviews of the game online got really high marks, in the sun he got 5/10 i nearly choked on me crunchy nut cornflakes when i read it. where they watching a different game tevez got star man but i thought scholes and Anderson where the star performers tho i’m not complaining too much as i have tevez in me dream team


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