The Mirror quotes Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson saying what we have known all along: that Anderson is the natural understudy to Paul Scholes in the Red Devils team.
This is what Sir Alex says about the Brazilian wonderkid whom he signed from FC Porto for £19 million in the summer:
Anderson has exploded on to the scene for us and been absolutely phenomenal. We’re really pleased with his progress and the evidence is there for all to see. When Scholes got his last injury it opened the door for Anderson, and we discovered a boy who had talent. He isn’t entirely like Scholes, although there are similarities. But he’s more of an aggressive running player.
The 19-year old has already broken into the Man United first team much earlier than expected and was always touted as the long term replacement for Scholes in the United team. But with the way that he has been performing, he is certain to displace Scholes from the first team rather than replace him.