Anderson has hit out at Manchester United's squad rotation policy - and says it is having a detrimental effect on his performances when he does play.

Anderson has made just four starts for the Red Devils this term, and the Brazilian was quoted as saying in an interview with Brazilian website Globoesporte this week that he has tried to leave Old Trafford numerous times in the past.

The former Porto star denied the story, and should start for Manchester United in their FA Cup 5th round tie against Reading this evening.

And speaking to United Review, Anderson admitted that not playing regularly is having an impact on his game when he does play.

"It can be hard for a player if you don’t play for, say, two weeks because when you do get your chance you have to be ready to put in your best performance, " he said.

"If you haven’t played it can be difficult to do that. It’s good for all the players to be involved in big games and tonight’s [Monday] match is another important one. We know we have a good opportunity to win the Cup this season and we will all do our best to try and do that."

Manchester United will have the chance to continue their three-pronged attack for silverware this season when they face Reading in the FA Cup.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side appear well-placed to win back their Premier League crown from Manchester City, and also hold a slight advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid after securing a 1-1 draw in the 1st leg at the Bernabeu last week.

Despite proving to be a match for Jose Mourinho's side last week, Anderson has warned his team-mates of the dangers of under-estimating Brian McDermott's relegation-threatened side.

"People say 'Oh, United have an easy game,' but there are no easy matches," he said. "Everyone has to do their job and play well if we are to get through,"  

"Every team that comes to Old Trafford plays like it’s their last game – that’s how important a match at Old Trafford against United is to other teams. That makes it hard for us, but we know we have the quality to beat any team."

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