Manchester United midfielder wants to stay
Anderson admits that despite finding life hard at Old Trafford he is happy there and denies reports of wanting to leaving the club.
The 24-year-old player joined Manchester United in 2007 in a £17million deal from Porto. Over the years of his career he has suffered a few injuries and concerns were raised about his conditioning. He has made just 4 Premier League starts this year and 12 altogether.
Last week it was rumoured that Anderson had said that he wanted to leave Old Trafford, fearing that he would risk his place in the Brazil national team next year during the World Cup.
However, Anderson spoke to The Daily Mail about his injuries and dispelled the rumours as nonsense.
“It’s not true. Everyone knows I’m happy at the club. I’ve had a lot of injuries but I’ve never let the smile go from my face. I try to help the team all the time,” he said.
“I have had some serious injuries, some problems. But when I don’t have these problems I know my quality. I know I can play. 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.
“When I want to leave I will have to talk to the boss first. I don’t have any issues.
“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. You come here and you are definitely going to win titles. I have won the Premier League three times. I have won the Champions League once and lost two finals. I have always been there.”
The midfielder also admitted that he has struggled in the UK and says it is quite hard for South American players to settle here and play well
“I came to Manchester United as a Brazilian and I have been here six years,” he added.
“It’s not easy to stay here. I love it here. But it is hard.
“It is not easy to play for Manchester United. A lot of top players came here and couldn’t do it – Juan Veron, some big players. Kleberson came here and didn’t play.”