Brazilian eyes injury free campaign.
Manchester United engine-man Anderson has brushed aside transfer speculation and is eyeing a ‘big season’ at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Manchester this summer as a makeweight in possible deals for Porto star Joao Moutinho and Sao Paulo’s Lucas Moura.
Anderson joined United in a £25 million deal in 2007 and scored a vital penalty in the final of the Champions League in his first season.
But in the four years since, he has struggled with injuries and hasn’t managed to play over half of the club’s league games in each of those seasons.
But the former Porto midfielder insists that he is now fully fit and preparing for big year at Old Trafford, rather than thinking of leaving the Premier League runners-up.
“All summer I stayed in Europe to work on my knee. Now I am 100%. I don’t have any more injuries. I don’t have a problem,” he said, reports Sky Sports.
“This is a very big season for me. In my first three years we won everything; Champions League, Premier League, Carling Cup.But then I suffered a cruciate injury and had a bad problem.
“I tried to push through it when I came back but it was still sore. Sometimes it was bad and the pain stayed.
“Sometimes you think you might have to change clubs but I love it here. The club has always helped me, as have the other players. I have worked so hard trying to get right.”
Anderson also admitted that he would welcome new signings at the club. United have been linked with midfield reinforcements this summer, namely Tottenham’s Luka Modric, Moutinho and Moura.
“If we bring in new players it will help even more, although you could say that about any club.
“The thing is, if I stay fit, I can be that player. I can be a success at United. You have seen, when I don’t have a problem, I play well.”
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