The Brazilian international has become a bit part player under Sir Alex Ferguson due to persistent injuries, but despite that the midfielder feels United would not let him leave Manchester.
The 24-year-old however did concede that if a move away from the Red Devils materialised, he would only ever want to return to Portugal to play for his previous club Porto.
“In Portugal, I have only ever played for Porto and if one day I came back, I would play for them,” Anderson told A Bola.
“But the return to Portuguese football is far from happening. United will not let me go and I will not put myself in that scenario.”
Anderson is now fit and ready to return to the first team and fight for his place in a midfield that can be chosen from up to 12 players.