The future’s bright.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes under-fire Anderson will win over his critics by finally coming good for Manchester United.
Anderson has been heavily criticised for a string of average performances which have seen him regularly dropped from Sir Alex Ferguson’sstarting Xl.
Failing to prove himself after his £18million switch from Porto two years ago, the 21-year-old has been forced to settle for a string of substitute or reserve appearances.
However, Solskjaer believes the youngster will soon put his poor spell behind him and prove his worth at Old Trafford as he did during his first season with the club.
The reserve coach spoke of his admiration for a determined Anderson, who scored for the second string against Wigan earlier this week when answering his boss’ call to work harder for his place.
“Ando has shown his qualities and attitude,” Solskjaer told the Manchester Evening News.
“Now it is a case of him taking his chance when he gets it and putting down a marker to stay in the team.
“He is going to be a big player for Manchester United.” (Sky Sports)
I have to say I wholeheartedly agree with Ole’s statements. The talent the young midfielder displayed when he first made a name for himself in the first team showed great promise and whilst he has fallen back a bit I am sure with the right level of determination and effort he will become a key part of Sir Alex’s long term plans.
The 21 year old has time on his side and as long as he can reconcile the fact that this season he may not be a first team regular and keeps clear of any more in fighting then the future is bright for both himself and the club he represents.