In July, Anderson told ManUtd.com he was determined to put an injury-strewn couple of seasons behind him and now, with Scholes, Carrick and Ryan Giggs left in Manchester for tonight’s match in Romania against CFR Cluj, the Brazilian will be hoping for a chance to shine in Sir Alex’s midfield.
“This season is very important,” he said. “I need to prove what I can do. I know the boss and my team-mates believe in me, I’ve just had bad luck. Hopefully I can get a run of playing, enjoy my football and help the team [win trophies].”
"Anderson is a difficult one to leave out but I don’t think there’s been anything wrong with the form of Paul Scholes or Michael Carrick, which makes it difficult to involve other players when there’s a desire to play with two wide players. He's done nothing wrong."
- Sir Alex Ferguson