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Anderson is being tipped by Sir Alex Ferguson for a very bright career at Old Trafford, and the Reds boss has intimated that the Brazilian starlet will one day succeed Paul Scholes as United’s midfield conductor.

"He's been absolutely superb; the boy's definitely got something special,” says Sir Alex in the latest issue of Inside United.

The 19-year-old’s rapid emergence since making his debut against Sunderland in September mirrors his swift ascension through football’s ranks.

He was signed by Porto in December 2005 having played just five senior games for Gremio in Brazil. And he’d experienced barely half a season in Portugal before breaking his leg in 2006/07, by which point United had already seen enough.

“There was an urgency to get him once we'd scouted him,” added the Reds boss. “Even though he'd broken his leg and had been out for four or five months, [we had to move] because the reports were saying he was the best young player in the world.

“At the time I was saying, 'for god's sake, let's calm down a bit here'. I knew he had real potential but I didn't want to put labels like that on him.”

Anderson’s arrival at Old Trafford was announced in May 2007 – a mere two weeks after United lifted the league title – but he was an unknown to most Reds. Since then, he has proven beyond doubt that he has the potential to live up to his reported £17million fee.

“We've been delighted with him,” adds Sir Alex. “He's proven himself to be a true central midfield player. But there is some luck attached to it because, before Paul Scholes got his injury, I could have had a dilemma because Paul prefers to play on the leftside in midfield, and Anderson's position is the same.

“But since he's come into the team he's just taken off. He can tackle, he's lightning quick, he's brave and he can pass the ball. What he's got to prove is his goalscoring ability, because that's something Scholesy's always given us.

“His battle with [Cesc] Fabregas against Arsenal was interesting because they were two very influential players in the game. I think the boy Fabregas is going through a golden period at Arseanl, but I thought Anderson dominated that position... he did very well for us."

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I think that Anderson will be the first Brazillian who succed at Old Trafford...
 

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RichardsReds said:
Hope he starts scoring goals soon though...

seconded.....and once he starts hopefully he won't stop........:)

Fergie has said everything I feel about Anderson........

He is just magnificent, and already a far superior player to Carrick imho.........
 

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I agree - Anderson will be the first Brazilian to succeed at United.

He does need to add goals to his game at some point but Scholes was 20 before he broke into the 1st team. I think he got 7 goals in his 1st season and it wasn't until Scholes was 28/29 when he scored 20.
 

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Anderson is being tipped by Sir Alex Ferguson for a very bright career at Old Trafford, and the Reds boss has intimated that the Brazilian starlet will one day succeed Paul Scholes as United’s midfield conductor.

"He's been absolutely superb; the boy's definitely got something special,” says Sir Alex in the latest issue of Inside United.

The 19-year-old’s rapid emergence since making his debut against Sunderland in September mirrors his swift ascension through football’s ranks.

He was signed by Porto in December 2005 having played just five senior games for Gremio in Brazil. And he’d experienced barely half a season in Portugal before breaking his leg in 2006/07, by which point United had already seen enough.

“There was an urgency to get him once we'd scouted him,” added the Reds boss. “Even though he'd broken his leg and had been out for four or five months, [we had to move] because the reports were saying he was the best young player in the world.

“At the time I was saying, 'for god's sake, let's calm down a bit here'. I knew he had real potential but I didn't want to put labels like that on him.”

Anderson’s arrival at Old Trafford was announced in May 2007 – a mere two weeks after United lifted the league title – but he was an unknown to most Reds. Since then, he has proven beyond doubt that he has the potential to live up to his reported £17million fee.

“We've been delighted with him,” adds Sir Alex. “He's proven himself to be a true central midfield player. But there is some luck attached to it because, before Paul Scholes got his injury, I could have had a dilemma because Paul prefers to play on the leftside in midfield, and Anderson's position is the same.

“But since he's come into the team he's just taken off. He can tackle, he's lightning quick, he's brave and he can pass the ball. What he's got to prove is his goalscoring ability, because that's something Scholesy's always given us.

“His battle with [Cesc] Fabregas against Arsenal was interesting because they were two very influential players in the game. I think the boy Fabregas is going through a golden period at Arseanl, but I thought Anderson dominated that position... he did very well for us."

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I think that Anderson will be the first Brazillian who succed at Old Trafford...

What was that bull about a year to settle - eh Fergie? I have alot of faith in him and it is paying off! Well done to Anderson for silencing any critics!!
 

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Anderson hasn't been here long and he's already impressed me, I rate him higher than carrick at the moment and he's already one of my favourite players because of his style and flair much like Ronaldo, Nani & Evra.
 

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Yes he is. Next season, the stage is his. He will set it ablaze. I can't wait to see his trickery and terrorising defenders like Ronnie does.
 
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