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Anderson Challenges Evra

Anderson Challenges Evra

United have signed Brazilian Anderson from Porto - and the youngster admitted his favourite position is not the striker's or the left winger's.

Anderson is remarkably skilled, pacy and capable of playing delightful football. His strong left foot means we could play him on the wing but he could be useful up front or in the midfield, too. Not that this list includes his favourite position though.

'I like being in the middle behind the striker, but I can play in different systems - it all depends on the coach's plans,' he told the News of the World.

'But my favourite position is left-back in a 4-4-2 formation, the position of Roberto Carlos, and I've already played there for Brazil.'

Well, that's clear. Left-back position is not covered satisfactorily at United, seeing we have only four players who are capable of playing there so Anderson will surely get his chance to follow the footsteps of Roberto Carlos.

He aims to become best of the world: even at the tender age of 19 it has much more reality than playing at left-back for United.

'I was considered the best player in the world at Under 17 level and now I want to be the best at Under 20.

'Who knows what could happen afterwards? I could be the best when I arrive to the senior Brazil team.'

Ambition fuels the engine of a remarkable young man. Hopefully his gifts will be among the driving forces behind United's success for years to come.

By the way, stay tuned as Vital United will present an analysis of each of our new signings soon!

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Date:Sunday June 3 2007
Time: 1:47PM


i dont think he will become a left-back, but its reassuring to know that if we have no left-backs or half-way through a game we have done all of our 3-permitted substitutions, that anderson is able to occupy that role, much like kieran richardson. hopefully though, he will develop as a much more attacking player
03/06/2007 13:55:00
That's really odd because he just doesn't seem like a defensively drilled player and if he wants to play their he'll need to completely remould his whole footballing style. It's like asking ronaldinho to fill in at right back, strange.
03/06/2007 13:56:00
Hopefully he'll be able to adopt that role much better than Richardson! :-) Still, it would be criminal to waste such a talent at left-back, considering how much we have paid for him.
03/06/2007 13:56:00
toffeetower: Brazil have a tradition of using full-backs whose strongest asset is attacking and their defensive work is suspect. Roberto Carlos is the best example of this.
03/06/2007 13:58:00
i think we are well covered in LB, possibly one of the reasons we didnt get Bale. With Heinze, Evra, Silvestre, Richardson, and even O'shea we should have no need to adopt anderson in that role
03/06/2007 13:58:00
i was supprised to read it but it is a good thing that he is versitile.
03/06/2007 16:22:00
I don't think fergie will play him there. If he does he is crackers!
04/06/2007 00:06:00
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