joined us and you see the level of his performances. He's a different type of player altogether to Keane. But when you've lost Keane and you've got Paul Scholes coming to the end of his career, you ask yourself: ‘Who’s going to perform that function for Manchester United?’. You know Anderson’s going to become a terrific player – it's inevitable."
Sir Alex Ferguson
“I'd like to see him score more goals, but he's got lots of attractive qualities and the energy to get box-to-box. One of his best qualities is that he's not daunted by anything. Everybody talks about the flair of Brazilians, but the thing I noticed about them the first
time I ever played against them was their mental toughness. Nothing fazes them, they just love playing.”
"He can go on to become one of the best midfielders in the world. He's certainly started off on the right foot, and he's going to get better. He picks out passes that most players don't see, he can tackle, he's strong and he works hard."