The strong Brazilian play maker has signed a new contract with United that will keep him at OT till June 2015. The Brazilian was already under a contract till 2012 but has now decided to extend it till 2015.
After a torrid last season with United where he suffered from an injury that kept him out for almost the entire season and then a car accident in Portugal kept him busy with his off the field problems. He has also had some spats with Ferguson and the player was reportedly fined in January 2010 for making a trip to Brazil without notifying the manager.
But now the midfielder, who came to OT as from Porto as an exciting new talent in 2007 for around $20m has shrugged off all his problems and put up some strong performances in absence of Scholes.
Here's what the manager and the player had to say:
Sir Alex: "We are delighted he has signed a new contract. Anderson has developed tremendously since joining us and he has fantastic potential at only 22; he is going to be a really top player.”
Anderson: “This is the best club to be at and I would like to thank everyone for the great support I have received over the years. I am looking forward to winning many more trophies with United and I am so pleased to have signed a new contract.”
Anderson's goal against Valencia in Champions League.