Anderson with 25 man squad problem
The new 25 man Premier League squad rule poses a problem for Sir Alex Ferguson where Anderson is concerned.
The £18 million youngster is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament injury and might not be back until the end of September. The new rules dictate that every Premier League club has to submit a list of their final 25 man squad by the 1st of September. Both Anderson and teammate Owen Hargreaves could be left out of the squad because of this new rule.
Ferguson won’t want to include any players with long-term injuries if they are unlikely to play. Although Anderson has a return date set of late September, it could take time for him to recover his form and fitness. Last season he suffered with confidence problems and had very inconsistent form in between a few injuries. If you are interested in Premier League betting, you might want to make a few bets on Anderson.
The 25 man squad can be revised in January and any players that have recovered from injury or have subsequently been injured can be swapped around. It might be a gamble to put Anderson in the squad, but Sir Alex has until the end of August to decide whether it will be a benefit in having him there.