Manchester United midfielder Anderson has called for the Red Devils to keep calm and focused following the shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of West Brom.

Goals from Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino either side of yet another Wayne Rooney free-kick gave the Baggies their first win at Old Trafford in 35 years, and the Brazilian feels there is no cause for concern despite United's worst start to a season since 1989.

Speaking to MUTV, he said: "I felt we deserved something from the game. West Brom were really tough to play against but we still managed to create some opportunities, we just weren't able to take them and unfortunately West Brom took theirs.

"As always we will continue to work hard on the pitch [in games] and in training as this is demanded at Manchester United.

"We want to win every competition we are involved in, so we need to focus now and move on to the next game. We have to show character."

The 25-year old earned a rare start in Saturday's disappointing defeat, and he was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet as his header struck the crossbar in the first half.

United's beginning to the campaign has been torrid to say the least following defeat at Anfield and a crushing 4-1 reverse in the Manchester derby last weekend.

However, Anderson believes it is time for his side to show what they are capable of, and he added: "Everyone knows United have great players and even though the situation is not easy we have to look ahead and think positive."

The Red Devils face a tricky encounter away at Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek, before they travel to struggling Sunderland next weekend.

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