Anderson has praised his “outstanding” Internacional teammate and rumoured Manchester United target Rodrigo Dourado.
Anderson left Man United in the winter transfer window last term before moving back to his native Brazil where he has been impressed by the form of Dourado.
The highly regarded midfielder is said to have a similar playing style to Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets and he has reportedly impressed United scouts.
He has also featured four times for the Brazil U17 team and Anderson is convinced that he will one day play with the national side at senior level:
Speaking about his teammate, Anderson said: “Dourado will at some time play for the national team. He’s a quick player, outstanding. He plays it simple but allows players such as myself to attack. He’s a new kid, but soon will leave Inter. He is a European player.”
Man United have a void in their midfield and Dourado could be the one to fill it. While the reported £20m fee is a lot for a player unproven in Europe, Anderson’s words should come as a healthy recommendation for the player.
It all may be a little too early for such speculation, however, based on Dourado’s inexperience and the fact that he hasn’t made a big enough impression in his home country yet to justify a move to one of the most demanding leagues in the world.