Anderson comes from a place which has produced legendary football players. Despite that, and despite having a few good performances, Anderson has featured in only two games for United out of the eight they have played.
The reason for this is not Anderson’s performance but the form of others that is disabling him from playing first team football.
“Anderson is a difficult one to leave out but I don’t think there’s been anything wrong with the form of Paul Scholes or Michael Carrick, which makes it difficult to involve other central midfielders when there’s always a desire to play with two wide players,” the Boss said.
“Anderson has done nothing wrong. His pre-season form was terrific and he’s a top player, but I still think that Scholes is a great player.
“With Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Nick Powell, it gives me a lot of different options.”
In July, Anderson said in an interview that he was all set to play and leave the era full of injuries behind. The midfielder played against Cluj from United in their Champions League match.
“This season is very important,” he said. “I need to prove what I can do. I know the boss and my team-mates believe in me, I’ve just had bad luck. Hopefully I can get a run of playing, enjoy my football and help the team [win trophies].”
He has scored one goal in three appearances this season.