Manchester United outcast denies manager rift

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Manchester United midfielder Anderson is determined to stay at Old Trafford and has denied rumours that he does not see eye-to-eye with manager David Moyes.

The Brazilian, who has failed to hold down a first-team place since joining the Red Devils from FC Porto in 2007, is keen to prove his worth at Old Trafford and insists he is fully focused on doing just that.

Several clubs have been linked with the 25-year-old in recent weeks, but Anderson has made it clear that he intends to stay with the Premier League champions.

“I cannot say anything about other clubs showing an interest," Anderson told the Manchester Evening News. "I am at Manchester United and am a Manchester United player. I have to do my job here and work hard every day to make it work because that’s what I want.

“I am not thinking about moving on. All I am thinking about is helping my team, my team-mates and doing the best for myself. I am a Manchester United player, I love the fans, I love the club. I love the way everyone supports the club – it is amazing. It is the best club in the world.

“It is good with the new manager. I have no problems with David Moyes. He’s new and it is completely different. We have to help him to be successful."

Anderson has only made three appearances for United since Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, and although the midfielder admits that this makes his job tougher, he insists that he is happy at the club.

“I have played only two games this season and I tried to do my very best for the team. But it is very hard when you only play a small part now and then,” he added. “But I am not unhappy. I am enjoying it and I know I will be ready whenever the manager picks me.

“I haven’t spoken to David Moyes about my situation because I think I have a good situation at the moment. I love this club and I have been here for over six years.

“I am only 25 years old and I have about seven years football left in me. So I have time on my side and I am happy at Old Trafford.

“I had a lot of injuries last season. I have come back now to help United. I came back in pre-season and felt good and I have been fit now all season."

With Michael Carrick set to be out until January, there's a good chance that Anderson will be handed several first-team opportunities over the coming weeks.

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