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Anderson Scored - And Not In A Penalty Shootout!!

For the first time during his United career Anderson Abreu de Oliveira scored a goal in a game, in normal time, not in a penalty shoot-out. It is quite amazing.

United are currently leading Boca Juniors 2-0 at the Audi Cup in Munich but the game itself is pretty uninspiring. However, it's thrown up three firsts in the first half: Antonio Valencia got a goal on his debut which is encouraging but the biggest news is Anderson: his brilliant freekick, slightly reminiscent of Ronaldinho's memorable World Cup effort, gave us the lead and also his first ever United goal.

He's yet to notch from open play and in a competitive game but the sight of Anderson celebrating a goal he scored outside a penalty shootout is novelty for us - but hopefully we'll see it more often now he's got the first one out of the way.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 29 2009

Time: 6:36PM

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Yes yes yes. And could he come forward to take free-kicks now Ronaldo's gone. Carrick and Rooney are also fairly smart on them. A lot of players I think haven't been able to do these things whilst Ronaldo's been there.
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29/07/2009 18:53:00

Injuries aside, hasn't pre-season been all but perfect? First goals for Anderson, Tosic and Valencia; 4 for Owen; hat-trick for Giggs; 2 each for the rest of our strikeforce - Rooney, Macheda and Berbatov - and also two for Nani. Basically anyone who's had a point to prove has scored so far :) what i do want to see though is Rooney and Owen together, which Fergie seems to strangely be ignoring so far...
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29/07/2009 18:55:00

Hopefully the mental block will have gone now he has finally got one - some of the chances he has missed previously have been embarassing. Nice to see that even with Ronaldo gone and Hargreaves out, we still have some set piece specialists.
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29/07/2009 20:49:00

MUC,I agree with u mate.Its just good to see that our goals are now being distributed throughout the team.For me,its no good seeing one player scoring the bulk of our goals.Hopefully it continues in this manner.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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30/07/2009 06:12:00

This might sound cliche but I really did feel the ball was going in as soon as I saw him as the person chosen to take the freekick. What a fantastic strike that was! I know its just a friendly and counts for little but I was still very happy to see him score!
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30/07/2009 16:05:00

it was a great free kick by anderson
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