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Anderson and Nani – The key to United’s midfield?

The Brazilian midfielder Anderson is slowly but surely becoming one of Man United’s main figureheads. During the course of last season the Brazilian national evolved from being just the standard run-of-the-mill midfielder, to a highly skillful and productive player.

The previous campaign saw Anderson make 30 appearances for his club – and added to the score sheet on 4 separate occasions. This was something of a surprise given that many pundits were predicting he would be as big a failure as fellow Brazilian Kleberson. At first it looked like the past had repeated itself, but Manchester United have given him the time he needed to flower and flourish to become the star player that he was touted to be. But the question remains – is the future looking bright for this star? The answer on this occasion would have to be yes. If Anderson gets the right players around him he could become an unstoppable force for Manchester United, and an ideal replacement for recently retired Englishman Paul Scholes. Anyone following the Champions League betting will know United’s midfield will be key if they are to recapture the trophy.

One man who could prove key to Anderson’s future is the Portuguese international Nani. He also took a while to warm to the Premier League but once he did he showed doubting fans his abundant use of skill, and his goal scoring ability. His playing style is similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo and if he can form an effective midfield partnership with Anderson then both players will reap huge benefits. Given how vital he is to the side, you shouldn’t expect him to see him playing many Betfair Carling Cup games.

Both players started United’s opening Premier League fixture and although the side’s performance as a whole was disappointing, Nani and Anderson showed glimpses of forming a good understanding, something that will be crucial for the Red Devils this season.

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