Date:Thursday May 31 2007
Porto starlet Anderson described his proposed move to Old Trafford as a dream.
To be honest, I don't like the trend of modern players claiming they've always been supporting the club they sign for. These claims have somehow lost their credibility in my eyes.
But of course I do not wish to be suspicious about the comments of Anderson whose arrival is one of the major shocks of this summer.
'I cannot wait to play in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a great player, as well as Wayne Rooney and many more,' he said.
'I could not imagine I would ever get to work with a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson but it has happened. What can I say? It is a dream the size of the world.'
'Ever since I was a boy I always wanted to play for Manchester United and now that dream has come true. I am very happy.'
I'm perfectly ready to believe he cannot wait to play with Roooney and Ronaldo and to work under Fergie. But is that true he's always been dreaming about Manchester United? I'm not so sure.
Of course it's possible. But what I want to say is that vast numbers of new signings declare undying love for their new club and surely not all of them are genuine fans. It's not important for me that a new player says he's been a lifelong supporter. I expect them to give all to the club and understand the importance of playing here. If he does that I don't give a damn about who he had supported as a child.
Date:Thursday May 31 2007
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