What Fergie’s Exit means to Anderson
Sir Alex Ferguson’s high-profile retirement this week leaves midfielder, Anderson, in a difficult situation as rumours regarding his future at Old Trafford continue to surface.
Sir Alex brought Anderson to the club in 2007 as an excitable 19-year-old for a reported £27 million and great things were expected of the Brazilian prospect. Unfortunately, a combination of injuries and the longevity of some of United’s older midfielders means Anderson never really earned a long stint in the XI and at 25 many football betting pundits think it is time he moved on.
However, now that the boss is set to retire, Anderson has a chance to prove himself once again to a different coach: David Moyes.
Moyes, who led Everton for 11 seasons was widely tipped by fans as favourite for the vacant Old Trafford post and this week his arrival was confirmed.
The new boss is expected to bring Phil Neville with him to bolster United’s already top-class coaching system and these are the two guys Anderson must impress.
Luckily for the midfielder, Moyes is a fair, considered manager who will give every player an equal opportunity to prove their mettle before he makes decisions on moulding the squad this summer.
With two games of the Premier League season remaining Anderson has a real chance to make his mark on the new boss, who will no doubt watch each player closely.
The Premier League title may have been wrapped up weeks ago but that does not mean either Sir Alex or Moyes will accept players winding down early.
One of the reasons United have been so successful over the Ferguson period is that they fight to win every game regardless of the reward and, with two games still to play, Anderson must make an impact to impress the new boss.
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