Manchester United midfielder, Anderson, went off the rails recently after becoming frustrated over his lack of playing time. Whilst his form has been hit and miss this season, the Brazilian believed he deserved more time in the team so fled home to Brazil without the permission of the club.

He returned to Manchester though and at the beginning of the week said that whilst he’d had his doubts, he was now certain of his United future.

Anderson then started our next game against West Ham but hurt himself early on and was then subbed off.

It has today been revealed that he will miss six months because of a cruciate knee ligament injury. The manager is hopeful he will be able to return for the start of the 2010/2011 season, but will play no further part in this season.

With Michael Carrick suspended, this limits our options for AC Milan next week.