Manchester United stars want to leave - Anderson

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Manchester United winger Nani, and others, want to leave Old Trafford, Anderson has claimed.

The Brazilian midfielder was loaned to Fiorentina last month, while David Moyes' decision to hand his No. 8 shirt to Manchester United's new club-record signing Juan Mata means Anderson's career with the Premier League giants is effectively over.

However, Anderson is happy with his new club and hopes to stay with them past the end of the season, stating in a recent press conference: "I'd like to thank Manchester United fans for their love but I'm here to stay."

The South American went on to add that he is certain he wasn't the only Manchester United player keen to leave the club.

"I'm sure that lots of players want out, especially players like myself and Nani who have been in Manchester for seven or eight years," Anderson was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

"Manchester United is a huge club, a club that does everything for its players but sometimes a footballer wants to leave just to experience a different way to play football, to learn something as well."

Nani was linked to several clubs in the January transfer window, including Juventus and Tottenham, but he remains a Manchester United player for the time being.

The 27-year-old only signed a five-year contract in September, but Moyes has reportedly told the winger that he is no longer needed at Old Trafford.

Anderson, meanwhile, has made two appearances for Fiorentina, who are currently fourth in the Serie A table, 18 points off league-leaders Juventus.

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