At just 19-years-old, Anderson already has Premier League and European Cup winners’ medals, following an impressive debut season for United.
His passion and commitment for the cause, chasing down any player regardless of their reputation, has won the United fan base over quicker than any new signing in recent years.
It has today been announced that he will be travelling to Beijing for the Olympics this summer, being named as one of the 18-man squad.
What better way to end this fabulous season than an Olympic gold medal? Brazil are certainly favourites to do so and have twice before claimed the silver medal.
Should Brazil make it to the final, it means he will miss United’s friendly against Juventus, the European Super Cup final against Zenit St. Petersburg, Portsmouth in the Charity Shield, as well as our opening two league games against Newcastle and Portsmouth.
Would you be happy to see Anderson miss these games if it meant he returned to Old Trafford with an Olympic gold medal?
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