Manchester United boss hails new form of his South American enforcer

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the early form of his Brazilian centre midfielder, Anderson, after he has hit the ground running in the early fixtures of this season.

Without older players around, Anderson is now deputising as the experienced head in the middle, alongside fellow 23 year-old, Tom Cleverley.

Speaking to Inside United, the Scot commented: “He’s been tremendous, the boy. He’s had a couple of long-term injuries which haven’t helped him, but in the last year or so, he’s steered clear of injury.”

Ferguson added: “That means he’s training every day so his fitness levels are much better. And he’s maturing so you can see the consistency in his game.”

The Old Trafford stalwart also noted that Chelsea are indeed still one of their main contenders for the Premier League title, amidst claims that their squad is too old, saying: “We look at City and Chelsea as the main challengers and, if we finish above those two, we’ll hopefully win the league.”

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