In a turn of events that will further unsettle the already choppy waters around Old Trafford, Manchester United midfielder Anderson has claimed that a number of the squad are interested in a move away from the reigning Premier League champions.
The 25-year old Brazilian joined Serie A club Fiorentina on a six month loan during the January transfer window. An interview he given over the weekend suggested all was not well within the playing staff:
I’m sure that lots of players want out, especially players like myself and Nani who have been in Manchester for seven or eight years
A number of players – including Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra – are expected to leave in the summer when their respective contracts expire, and manager David Moyes has made no secret of the fact he wishes to build a team of his own. However this admission from a player who is still registered with Manchester United will add a new headache to an already overburdened Moyes.
Anderson, who joined ‘The Red Devils’ in 2007 from Porto for £26million, added that he saw his future away from the Premier League and hoped the move to Italy would be a permanent one:
I want to show Fiorentina my quality and fight for a spot in the starting line-up. I thank all Manchester United fans for their love, but I’m here to stay