Moyes should consider Anderson before making January signing

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Manchester United have struggled in the centre of midfielder since Paul Scholes finally decided to retire, however Anderson still has the quality to fill the boots alongside Michael Carrick.

The Brazilian made his £27m move to Old Trafford back in July 2007, but has failed to establish himself as the next Scholes despite showing initial promise.

United fans have been frustrated with the lack of creativity in their midfield this season, after Moyes failed to sign Cesc Fabregas and a whole host of transfer targets in the summer.

David Moyes is expected to sign a new midfield partner for Carrick before the transfer window shuts, however Anderson could save the champions a lot of money if the Scotsman puts his faith in him.

The 25-year-old was highly rated whilst at Porto, with both Real Madrid and Chelsea interested in his signature before United stole a march on their transfer rivals.

Sir Alex Ferguson managed to seal the deal in a short space of time, after watching the youngster at Porto for a number of years.

Scouts at Man United said that the young Brazilian had the same potential as Wayne Rooney, which prompted Ferguson to splash out for the midfielder.

This season has seen Anderson make just eight appearances, however the champions have won 6 of the 8 games that the Brazilian has played in, including the 5-0 win away to Bayer Leverkusen where he came on as a sub and had a good opportunity to score.

With a keen eye for a pass, Anderson has the creativity that Man United lack behind Wayne Rooney and their frontman. As well as his flair, a tackle never seems to scare the Brazilian, often winning back possession and working tirelessly in the centre.

The recent £50m price tag slapped on Ross Barkley could prompt Moyes into thinking twice about signing a new midfielder for an exorbitant price, with Anderson still carrying a lot of potential.

Given a more advanced role than Carrick, he can pick holes in teams and play in behind the opposition's midfield and create a genuine threat.

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