“I have watched his career and he has been quality throughout. People question his attitude and call him ‘Le Sulk’, but we are all different people for different reasons and when it comes to playing football and scoring goals, he’s never had have a problem doing that.
“Personally, I think he is definitely underrated. For me, he is up there with Thierry Henry. When he was younger, people spoke about Nicolas being better than Henry as a player and as a footballer.
“TT then took off and did what he did at Arsenal, whereas Anelka went to Madrid and played a season, did well, but didn’t like it and moved on. But make no mistake, he is a quality footballer.”
Anelka visits Old Trafford on Saturday when United face West Brom in the Barclays Premier League, a match you can follow on ManUtd.com and via MUTV's live radio commentary.