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im sure anderson will be a major player for utd in coming seasons but i doubt if he could score 7 in a season .rooney and tevez will struggle to score 20 a season ,utd desperatley needs a world class goalscorer especialy if ronaldo leaves .
 

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sweet fa said:
im sure anderson will be a major player for utd in coming seasons but i doubt if he could score 7 in a season .rooney and tevez will struggle to score 20 a season ,utd desperatley needs a world class goalscorer especialy if ronaldo leaves .
Why will Rooney and Tevez struggle to score 20 goals?? Neither were far off the mark this season despite both having slow starts and not consistently playing.. I'm certain both will get above 20 next season assuming they stay fit
 

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anderson this season has shown glimpses of a really top quality midfielder. he has the eye for a pass, he can use some silky skills yet he knows when and where to use them. for such a young guy, his football brain seems to be pretty sound, and although he only had 1 assist and didnt score in open play, (although i'm happy to count that penalty) he seems to have a fairly good shot on him and not be afraid to use it. he looks like the sort of player who can get his eye in and then start to get a few.

i think 20 goals is a bit too far for him, certainly next year. perhaps he can contribute 5-10 this year and then we can start considering him as a 20 goal a year man. we shouldn't hide behind our expectations of a 19 year old to avoid the fact that if Ronaldo leaves, we need a world class striker.

Anderson has played behind the striker on a couple of occasions, notably Arsenal in the cup where i felt he ran the game and was immense. he also has strength and pace, but the last thing that he (and Nani) need are comparisons to ronaldo and ronaldinho respectively. they are both so young and need nurturing that although we may see shades of a top quality guy, they don't start to think it before they get there.
 

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anderson & others will score goals when/if ronaldo leaves. everything goes through ronaldo & people like ando, when he starts only has 1 maybe 2 shots a game & there from long distance. He has all the tools to became a quality midfielder. that left foot could get maybe 6-8 goals nxt season. we all know his right foot won't. if sir alex decide to wait till january to buy another striker & with hargreaves, scholes,carrick,fletcher all fighting 4 two places, i hav a feelin that ando will play in that behind the striker role more often nxt season.
 

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marty davidson said:
i hope he scores his 1st goal soon
my sentiments entirely . i for one would be happy if he broke his duck.
to be fair he had a few chances last year and should have had three or four goals .
i am looking for a big season from him this year with scholesy coming off the bench more .
he has had his settling in season along with nani and hargreaves , they all need to improve and justify their transfer fees next season
 

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I'm not so sure if Anderson's the same sort of player Ronaldinho is. He's in the middle of the field, containing opposition, moving the ball forward and preventing it moving back etc. like Scholes. He could very well have the occasional goal or two but it's not really what he does.

All we can do is just see how he does next season.
 

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I hope he gets his first goal sooner rather than later. He was primarily bought as an attacking midfield player and part of the job description is to contribute goals. He is a good striker of the ball and was unlucky not to score on a couple of occasions for us.

I don't think it's necessarily a case of the floodgates being opened once he gets his first but when he does it'll be such a confidence boost for him that he's bound to get on the scoresheet again.

In a few seasons I'm expecting him to be banging them in on a regular (for a midfield player) basis.
 
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