Rooney Anderson vs LiverpoolChristmas came early for United fans following a victory at Anfield today. Sir Alex Ferguson, who has never been shy over his feelings of dislike towards Liverpool, has praised the performance of new signings Anderson and Hargreaves, who did the business in midfield today.

“Anderson was terrific, he wasn’t intimidated by Steven Gerrard,” said Ferguson. “I thought he handled that particular part of the game really well. Steven was actually quite quiet today. Hargreaves has got more experience obviously. Both of them did a great job.”

After following a few seasons trying to find the right players to put the centre of our midfield, trying out Djemba Djemba, Alan Smith, John O’Shea, Darren Fletcher and Kleberson, to name a few, it finally seems as though Ferguson has got it right. Whilst waiting for Paul Scholes to return from injury, Anderson has been so impressive in midfield. He is still a teenager, a few games in to his first season in the Premiership, and after bossing the Arsenal midfield of Fabregas and Flamini, took control against the Liverpool midfield of Gerrard and Mascherano. The future is bright with players like Anderson on the books.

Does Anderson have the potential to be the midfield superstar we’ve been waiting for?