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26/11/2012 11:41, Report by Nick Coppack

Anderson tops fan poll

Anderson has scooped ManUtd.com's Man of the Match poll for his performance in Saturday's 3-1 win against Queens Park Rangers.

Despite only coming off the bench as a second-half substitute, the midfielder had a huge impact and romped home as the winner in our post-match poll.

A staggering 71 per cent of voters plumped for the Brazilian, whose introduction on 59 minutes "changed the game", according to Sir Alex.

Darren Fletcher, on his first league start for more than a year, and Jonny Evans, who netted his third goal of the season, came in with 14 and 13 per cent of the vote respectively. Patrice Evra rounded out the list of nominees.

Anderson's performance against QPR was rewarded with the promise of a guaranteed start against West Ham on Wednesday night. As he told United Review recently, he's currently feeling confident and hopes to play a key role for the Reds this season.

"It's been one game here and one game there and a bit up and down, but my aim is to just keep progressing and to play consistently.

"If I can stay fit and play well I know I'll get opportunities."

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