Gary Neville believes Anderson will be disappointed

Anderson endured a torrid time  (©GettyImages)

Anderson will look back on his Manchester United career with a level of disappointment, according to club legend Gary Neville. 

As reported by the Mirror, the former United captain, who played alongside the flamboyant midfielder, has suggested that the player had huge potential, but failed to live up to expectations during his stint at the Theatre of Dreams. 

On the move 

Anderson now looks set to leave the club imminently, as he looks set to join Brazilian outfit Internacional before this evening's deadline.

Speaking about the midfielder, Neville told Sky Sports: "I think that there have been some really good performances but again, not consistently. 

"And the fitness - he picked up a lot of injuries but generally you'd have to say he will look back on his United career with some level of disappointment.

In fact, despite his troubles throughout his Old Trafford tenure, Neville has insisted that he was a big-game player, but perhaps wasn't driven enough to succeed at the elite level. 

He continued by saying: "Having played with him, he's got an enormous amount of talent and I think of some of the games, I can think of a couple of games at Anfield I can remember, or against Liverpool, and I think in big matches he was really capable.

"He was a big-game player with a big-game mentality and lots of skill, but was never fit enough to do it consistently week in week out in the Premier League, and that's a real shame.

"Because that's when a lot of players will look back at the end of their careers and think 'could I have been that little bit more driven and determined?'

"He's got the talent but he just lacked and he's been unfortunate with injuries, I'll give him that."

There's no doubt about it, Anderson will now be desperate to get his career back on track back in Brazil. At 26, he still has time on his side, but will have to return to his best sooner rather than later.

Time to step up 

Manchester United fans, meanwhile, will be hoping the likes of Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Co. step up in the immediate future as the club go in search of long term success under the Louis van Gaal regime.

The United players will currently be focussing on tomorrow night's FA Cup fourth round replay with League Two outfit Cambridge United as they look to make it back-to-back victories after beating Leicester City this past weekend. 

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