Manchester United boss calls for more Anderson goals
Sir Alex Ferguson feels Anderson can be the natural successor to Paul Scholes, but the Manchester United manager wants the Brazilian to add to his goal tally.
Having arrived from Porto in the summer of 2007, the South American enjoyed a fine debut season but then struggled to reach these heights in the following two campaigns.
A long-term injury absence didn’t help the 22-year-old last season, but he has since come back this term and has shown glimpses of his brilliant best at times.
Ferguson feels Anderson can now push on and eventually succeed Scholes in the Reds midfield, as long as the youngster can improve on his record of just one Premier League goal.
“Anderson's form has gone up a notch recently,” said the United boss. "He knows he should score more goals and if and when he does, he will undoubtedly be a top player.
"He is still only 22, and long term I hope he can prove to be Paul's successor. It is a big ask and the challenge will test his confidence, but someone will have to step up to the plate one day!"
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