Anderson will go down as one of the worst signings in Sir Alex Ferguson’s storied Manchester United career. Perhaps even the worst signing.
Yet that didn’t stop Ferguson from taking a liking to the Brazilian midfielder. The Scot described Anderson as being a “lovely boy” in his autobiography.
However, Ferguson might want to refrain from ever describing Anderson as “lovely” after seeing what the 28-year-old has been up to in Brazil.
Anderson, who signed for Internacional in 2015, has been suspended by the club after punching teammate William.
In a video that you can see by scrolling down the page, the ex-United man exchanged words with the Brazil U23 defender after firing a shot over the bar.
The situation quickly escalated, Anderson throwing a punching towards William, who is later seen bleeding from his mouth.
Both players have been suspended by the club.
Anderson punches William
It’s exactly what Internacional did not need right now. The club sits 17th in the Brazilian league with games running out.
Anderson, who hasn’t completed 90 minutes since June, recently stressed his desire to contribute to the fight against relegation.
"I'm training well and ready if Celso [Roth, Inter's coach] decides to use me," Anderson said, per the Mirror.
"All the players in the squad are giving their all and there's no lack of commitment. I want to be able to contribute on the pitch."
Anderson might have taken that just a little bit too far.
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