FERGIE had some interesting stuff to say about Anderson, United’s forgotten man:
“Anderson has an incredible talent. He loves training and playing. He wants to play every game and train every day.
“But that is a problem for me because at 22 he has not got the maturity to understand we operate a squad here.
“When he does understand that, he will be a fantastic player here but last season he was talking about leaving because he was not playing in every game.
“I didn’t talk to him about leaving [the club]. I just let him get it out of his system.
“Maybe the [cruciate knee] injury has quelled the storm in his body because he came back here with the same enthusiasm and has been telling me he is ready to play.
“Everyone has seen the quality in his game and he will get his opportunity.”
Tough love from Fergie, but I think it’s the right way to deal with Anderson, who has all the talent in the world but has also shown a blatant lack of professionalism.
Anderson should be ready to make his comeback for United in the next couple of weeks. I look forward to seeing how he fares. Will he knuckle down or switch to ‘sulk’ mode after a couple of games on the bench? I hope it’s the former. As Fergie says, Anderson must get to grips with the concept of squad football.