Once regarded as a future star, it is reported that Manchester United could consider cancelling the contract of Anderson.
The Brazilian came to the club as a promising teenager in 2007 for a reported transfer fee of around £ 20 million. He featured regularly for the club in his first few years, which even rewarded him with a Champions League title in 2008. However, injuries during the early part of 2010 appear to have taken the edge out of his game. Anderson’s United career has been on the downward spiral for the last few years. He made only eight appearances in all competitions during last season which led to a loan spell to Fiorentina.
Even though United will be without European football and League Cup to provide fringe players action, Anderson has stayed at the club. He still has a couple of years left on his contract, but it is reported that United are looking to cut their losses and allow the player to leave with pay off. Anderson could receive around £ 1.5 million as part of the mutual agreement to rip up his contract. This would enable him to secure a move to Portugal or back to Brazil since the transfer fee is a major stumbling block right now. Still at just 26 years of age, Anderson has a lot of time left in the game to get back to his best.
“Anderson has developed tremendously since joining the club and he has fantastic potential at only 22 years of age, he is going to be a really top player,” said former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson four years ago. The player did so suffer some serious knee injuries in the last few years since those comments. Anderson was once regarded as the next big thing from Brazilian football.