Anderson vows to be ready
Anderson has vowed to be ready to impose himself on David Moyes’ team after working hard in the pre-season.
The Brazilian featured regularly on the Tour 2013 presented by Aon and came off the bench at Swansea City in the Barclays Premier League opener. After being an unused substitute for the next two games, the 25-year-old is striving to start Saturday’s Old Trafford encounter with newly-promoted Crystal Palace.
Outlining his aims for the season in an exclusive interview with Inside United, the official club magazine, Anderson stated: “I just want to play as many games as I can. I just hope I can stay clear of injuries.
“I’ve been training hard on the training pitch and in the gym, and working on my conditioning. I am pleased with how things are going and, whenever the manager needs me, I will be ready.
“I have been doing more running, which has helped my fitness. The physios in Portugal have helped me a lot, as have all the coaches at United. I have also been working hard myself. I have built up the strength in my knee, worked hard in training.
“I have been eating well and sleeping well, while I have also been coming into training on my days off to do more work. It has really helped me and I feel great.”
During the in-depth interview with Inside United, which is out on Wednesday, Anderson reiterated his desire to steer clear of injuries in order to make a real impact throughout the champions’ title defence.
“I think it’s a big season for me,” he stressed. “For everyone. However, I don’t want to say that and then pick up another injury. I have often started seasons well, played six or seven games and then got injured.
“I’ll tell you at the end of the season if it’s been a big season for me!”