Anderson hungry for more goals

Published Add your comment

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has set himself a 10-goal target for the season.

Famously, it took the 23-year-old 78 appearances to bag his first United goal. He only got one more in the next 17 months. Now, he is on something of a hot-streak.

Anderson's header in Saturday's 2-0 win over Norwich at Old Trafford was his fifth in 11 appearances and helped preserve United's narrow advantage over Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League. The former Porto start said: "One particular aim is to score at least 10 goals. I am going to try my very best to score more."

With Paul Scholes now retired and watching from the stands, Anderson has been asked to play a major role for United by manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

He has now started nine of United's 11 games in all competitions this season and feels he is benefiting from the increased exposure.

"You can say it is my best start because I have never played five or six games consecutively at the beginning of the season," he said.

"It's been great to stay in the side and help make a big contribution.

"I feel like this is my time now. I have trained well, looked after myself and the boss has given me a chance. It is important that I take it and show everyone why I am here."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Norwich City
Manchester City
Premier League
Manchester United
Paul Scholes

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again