Anderson is well loved by United fans following an explosive debut season in the Premiership. Last night was the first time we’ve seen him in action in the new season, following his time in Beijing playing in the Olympics. He put on a blinding performance, much to everyone’s surprise. He had played an awful amount of football over the past fortnight and had just returned from China the day before, yet he still looked top quality.

Another surprise, for fans who hadn’t paid much attention to the Olympics, was Anderson’s hair, which he has received plenty of piss-taking for from his team mates!

“His barnet’s shocking at the minute!” Rio Ferdinand said after the game. “His extensions have come out and he’s been in China where he’s had nobody with the capability to braid him up. Hopefully now he’s back in Manchester he can get hold of the person who normally does it for him!”

John O’Shea supported Rio’s claims, saying, “we gave Anderson a bit of stick when we saw his hair!”