Manchester United‘s Anderson has told the Daily Star that his club will lose out when Sir Alex Ferguson eventually retires.
The 24-year-old Brazilian reiterated that Sir Alex would be missed in the world of football, and particularly by United.
“Manchester United is Alex Ferguson. When he leaves, the club will lose 30 to 40 per cent. So much depends on him.
“He’s a father to all the players, a very respected person and when he retires, the football world will really feel his loss.
“He always helped me, and I have a great affection for him. He lives for training and always wants to know how his players and their families are,” he said.
Now aged 70, Fergie has managed United for a period of 26 years, and has been invaluable to the club, leading United to massive success with numerous titles including five FA Cups, 12 Premier League trophies and two Champions League titles.
However, rumour is growing that he is getting nearer to making the decision to retire from the game.