The view from Spain

"There is a high enough regard for De Gea that if Iker Casillas says he's retiring, it's not automatically the next man's turn. There's a lobby that says De Gea is then promoted and those who want to stay and fight him for the number one spot can do that. He's well-placed."
- Graham Hunter on David De Gea

Graham Hunter will discuss all things Spanish football and beyond in a two-hour Q&A session at the National Football Museum in Manchester from 5pm on Sunday 1 December.

19/11/2013 10:30, Report by Graham Hunter
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Anderson is primed to take his chance in the Manchester United midfield and looking forward to a first visit to the Cardiff City Stadium.

The Brazilian midfielder feels morale is high in the camp after the win over Arsenal ahead of the international break with Patrice Evra and Nani's World Cup play-off successes ensuring the mood has remained upbeat.

Although he has only had two starts under David Moyes this term, the South American was heavily involved in pre-season and is clearly in the manager's thoughts.

"I want to make an impact," he told ManUtd.com. "When I have a chance, I have to take it. 

"I'm happy at the club and everything is fine. I don't have a problem. I've been fit and I just need games, which is normal. Every player wants to play and I just have to wait for my opportunity and play well when it comes.

"In my first, second and third year at United, I had a good impact but, afterwards, I had injuries and it's difficult when it's not possible to play. But I have to train and wait for my moment."

"I love the club. I love being here. I just need games and, when they come, I will play. I'm just 25 years old, still young, and I have a lot of time to play for the club."

The Reds have had to be patient after the splendid 1-0 victory against leaders Arsenal last time out and face a taxing schedule of fixtures with the next three matches all away from Old Trafford. "It's important that we closed the gap at the top of the table on Arsenal and Liverpool," stated Anderson. The break has been good. Congratulations to Pat and Nani for qualifying for the World Cup. I think everyone is happy, everyone is well and some people have had a rest ahead of playing on Sunday.

"It was a good win against Arsenal so everyone was happy. We have had a little break, some players had two or three days off, as we have played a lot of games so it was good to have a rest in order to come back fresh.

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