Manchester United flop Anderson somehow wormed his way into Louis van Gaal's 25-man squad for this season's Premier League exertions, but the Brazilian can count himself very fortunate to still be picking up a reported £60,000-a-week-plus at Old Trafford the next four months at least.
Anderson is among the most frustrating breed of modern-day players, those blessed with talent but simply not giving themselves the best possible opportunity to maximise their potential.
It's been a slow and steady fall from grace for the Brazilian playmaker, who looked so sharp when he first arrived at Old Trafford for a fee in the region of £20 million.
The 26-year-old's clever but forceful displays in that Champions League winning campaign are a thing of the past, with the man still on United's books seven years later very different both in terms of size and stature.
Today's confirmation of the 20 Premier League squads for the current campaign has served up a fair few shocks, but Anderson doesn't have the excuse of being included with homegrown quota requirements in mind like some of his peers.
In Anderson's defence he's not alone in proving thoroughly unworthy of a place in his team's final 25-man squad, but can you guess who else features in this countdown of thoroughly superfluous Premier League figures?
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