Anderson has told Sir Alex Ferguson he is ready to be Manchester United's very own Kaka should the Scot look to push him into a more advanced role in future.
The young Brazilian quickly belied his misleading reputation as â€˜the new Ronaldinho' upon his arrival at Old Trafford in the summer, showing his physical side when bullying Cesc Fabregas in only his fifth Premier League outing.
He has been a considerable presence in United's midfield ever since but took on more of a playmaker's role in Sunday's 3-0 win over Liverpool, and it is a position he could be asked to fill for his country against Sweden on Wednesday having been called up to replace the injured Kaka.
Given the Milan star is the reigning Ballon d'Or winner and Fifa World Player of the Year they are some boots to fill, particularly in a creative sense, but Anderson is not daunted by the challenge and has hinted he sees his future at United playing in the Kaka mould.
"I had more freedom and played as a number 10 against Liverpool," said Anderson in 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."
Anderson's confidence in adopting more of an advanced role will only further suggestions that he has been purchased to act as Paul Scholes' long-term successor at Old Trafford.