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"It is not easy to play for Manchester United. A lot of top players came here and couldn't do it - Veron - some big players. Kleberson came here and didn't play."

- Anderson

20/02/2013 08:51, Report by Adam Marshall
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Anderson happy at United

Anderson has insisted he is happy at United after stories in his homeland suggested he wanted to quit Old Trafford.

The midfielder started the FA Cup fifth-round win against Reading and played his part in the 2-1 triumph as the Reds continue to chase silverware on three fronts. Although not a regular starter, the South American stresses he enjoys being part of such a powerful squad and denies that he seeks a move away from Manchester.

"It is not true," he says. "Everyone knows I am happy at the club. I have had a lot of injuries but I have never let the smile go from my face. I try to help the team all the time. This is me. When I want to leave, I will have to talk to the boss first. I don't have any issues.

"It is not easy to play for Manchester United. A lot of top players came here and couldn't do it - [Juan Sebastian] Veron - some big players. Kleberson came here and didn't play. I have stayed for six years.

"The only places you could go to from here are Real Madrid and Barcelona. You can't have another choice. The level at Manchester United is so big and so massive. You come here and you are definitely going to win titles. I have won the [Barclays] Premier League three times. I have won the Champions League once and lost two finals. I have always been there."

Anderson admits it has been difficult to properly establish himself following his move from Porto due to the injury problems that have dogged his career but feels ready to contribute fully to the remainder of the campaign.

"I have been good," he told PA Sport. "I have won the Champions League and I have won the Premier League. I play some games. I came to Manchester United as a Brazilian and I have been here six years. It is not easy to stay here. I love it here but it is hard.

"When I take two steps forward, I seem to take three back. It is sad but I have to do my job. I need to play games and not to have any injuries.

"I came here when I was very young. I came from Porto and there were people like Paul Scholes and other big players. It was hard but I did very well in my first year.

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