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28/09/2013 17:34, Report by Nathan Thomas

Anderson calls for focus

Anderson has called on his team-mates to put Saturday’s disappointing home defeat to West Brom behind them and get back to winning ways against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

The Reds' no.8, who was unlucky not to get on the score-sheet himself after a first half header crashed against the crossbar, felt that United were unlucky to come away with nothing against the Baggies, but urged the squad to learn from the game and push on.

“I felt we deserved something from the game. West Brom were really tough to play against but we still managed to create some opportunities, we just weren’t able to take them and unfortunately West Brom took theirs," Anderson told MUTV.

The Brazilian said the dressing room was understandably downbeat following the 2-1 loss, but insisted that the players know exactly how they need to respond.

“As always we will continue to work hard on the pitch [in games] and in training as this is demanded at Manchester United," he added. "We want to win every competition we are involved in, so we need to focus now and move on to the next game. We have to show character.

"Everyone knows United have great players and even though the situation is not easy we have to look ahead and think positive.”

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