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Anderson Praying For A Goal!

Anderson Praying For A Goal!

Anderson is loving life at Manchester United after being deployed in his favourite position against Liverpool - but is keen to score goals at last.

The 19-year-old Brazilian surprised everyone by a series of storming performances after an uncertain debut showing. He was expected to be noting more than a squad player yet he has already got 32 appearances to his name this season.

He was used as a support striker, a central midfielder and a defensive midfielder this season. Against Liverpool (and Arsenal and Lyon) he was given his favourite role.

'I had more freedom and played as a No.10 against Liverpool,' he told the Manchester Evening News.

'I feel very at ease playing this way and I hope that I can repeat the performances I have had at my club when I play for Brazil.

'I just want to play in as many games as possible. Even if I have to play in goal, I'll do it.

'I've enjoyed every match I've been involved in this season and the different positions I've taken up.

'In the long term, I'm sure the manager will play me wherever he feels I will be most effective.'


However, he's got one nagging thing about him. He is yet to get on the scoresheet for Manchester United and as someone who used to score regularly for his clubs it must be disconcerting to say the least - it could be seen as his shooting was increasingly desperate against Liverpool as more and more attempts ended in the stands.

'I'm literally praying for goals.

'I'm hopeful that when I start scoring, I will score in some important games.


Against Aston Villa would be a nice time to start it I think.

Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday March 26 2008
Time: 3:44PM

Comments

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Has been absolutly top drawer.A goal is all he is missing at the moment.He'd be one of the first names on my teamsheet every week.
java
26/03/2008 15:56:00
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Yeah agree from what I've seen of him, has looked quality player, will only get better.
StevieG Col U
26/03/2008 16:20:00
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I disagree with the pundits and most of the United fans when they say Anderson should play all the time. I think of the two you signed, Nani has shown himself to be by far the better buy. He is the one who deserves more starts.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
26/03/2008 20:00:00
0
andersson needs to hit the training ground and practice his shooting. other then that i love him. hes a brilliant player.
rooneyisgod
26/03/2008 21:04:00
0
Imagine if he scored as regularly as Fabergas,Gerrard or Lampard.He has serious potential,i didn't think he'd settle so quickly but he looks like a United player!!!
java
26/03/2008 23:33:00
0
He isn't praying hard enough.
R.K
27/03/2008 15:15:00
0
He needs to seriously start scoring or he'll have to go.
welshboy78
27/03/2008 15:40:00
0
fabregas couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo in his first few seasons at arsenal so i guess anderson will also find his scoring touch sooner or later. the quality is there to do it though some of his shots have been terrible
Vidicinho
27/03/2008 20:27:00
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^yup the goals will come thats for sure. If anyone has seen him play for Porto you'd know it will come in due time. I personally think both Anderson and Nani both deserve praise. Anderson for his work rate and skills while Nani has been scoring fantastic gols, deadly crosses and trickery, although has been less consistant then Anderson.
Paulinho
27/03/2008 20:44:00
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Paulinho - of course he's been less consistent, he's not been given the same opportunities. And Fabregas hasn't been good at scoring this season. He had a great start but now he's fricking awful when it comes to hitting the target!
The_Legend_Of_Zola
27/03/2008 23:45:00
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