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Monday 24 September 2018

Anderson willing to wait for his chance

Manchester United's Anderson. Picture credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Manchester United's Anderson. Picture credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Anderson is happy to play the waiting game just now, but knows he can not hang around forever to prove he is worthy of a place at Old Trafford.

After an encouraging start to his United career following a move from FC Porto in 2007, picking up Champions League and Premier League medals in his debut campaign, Anderson's time at the club has been blighted by injury.

He has made only five appearances in total this term, and just one since starting the shock home defeat by West Brom on September 28.

That alone seems to indicate new manager David Moyes has little faith in the Brazilian.

However, with a contract that runs to 2015, Anderson is not ready to give up on his United career just yet.

"Every single player wants to play every game," he said.

"I am the same as all the rest. I need to play. I am not unhappy. You have to be patient and when you do get your chance, you have to do well."

Meanwhile, former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Darren Fletcher's mental resolve and backed the Scot to return to top-level action.

Fletcher has not featured for the Red Devils for almost a year as he continues to battle illness.

But he completed a 90-minute run out for the reserve side against Stoke recently and could be ready to resume his career.

Solskjaer said: "It's fantastic news that Darren is on his way back. I was lucky enough to bump into Fletch and he said he was on the road to recovery."

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