Anderson has told the Manchester Evening News that he isn’t unhappy at Manchester United and will continue to fight for his place in the squad but he now faces the biggest test which could make or break his career under David Moyes.
The 25-year-old was surprisingly dropped from the team after an impressive pre-season and has had little competitive game time since.
However, injuries have left United’s midfield very stretched and Anderson is going to have to play a big role in December as United have nine games, something he hopes to build on.
“I cannot say anything about other clubs showing an interest,” Anderson told MEN.
“I am at Manchester United and am a Manchester United player. I have to do my job here and work hard every day to make it work because that’s what I want.
“I am not thinking about moving on. All I am thinking about is helping my team, my team-mates and doing the best for myself. I am a Manchester United player, I love the fans, I love the club. I love the way everyone supports the club – it is amazing. It is the best club in the world.
“It is good with the new manager. I have no problems with David Moyes. He’s new and it is completely different. We have to help him to be successful.
“Every single player wants to play every game. I am the same as all the rest. I am only 25 years old but I cannot stay one more year and not play. I need to play. But you cannot demand to play, you have to be patient and when you get your chance you have to do well.
“The club have always been nice to me but if I have to go eventually then I have to go. But I will work to do my best for United.”
Anderson’s first challenge could come away to Bayer Leverkusen with Carrick injured and Fellaini banned but it is all down to how much Moyes trusts him. There have been times this season where Anderson has simply been overlooked and Giggs has been dropped into the midfield instead.
Now is the time for Anderson to shine. A run of games should be what he needs to prove himself to Moyes but if he doesn’t manage to take his opportunity or Moyes continues to not play the Brazilian at a time where United have such little midfield options, it could be curtains for his career at Old Trafford.