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This Anderson deal would make no sense for Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s Anderson is being lined up for a January loan deal back to Porto in Portugal according to the Daily Mirror, with a view to a permanent deal.

The 25-year-old has had very little impact this season as David Moyes has, for whatever reason, chosen not to give him much game time despite an impressive pre-season and the fact that Moyes has still not given him any game time despite injuries and suspensions galore in our midfield is a damning realisation of his future at Old Trafford.

However, United would gain very little from letting Anderson leave the club on loan in January. If he is to leave, it should only be on a permanent deal.

We would save on some of his wages but it is in our best interest to secure a permanent deal immediately. Of course, Anderson could go on to do very well in Porto and increase his price but an alternative is that he’d get injured, have little impact and Porto would pull the plug on a permanent deal.i

However, Anderson should only leave if suitable reinforcements are brought into the squad. The last thing a team with so little choice in central midfield should do is let one leave without him being adequately replaced.

After his pre-season performances, you genuinely felt that this could be Anderson’s year where he turned it around but it hasn’t proven to be the case. Moyes has showed how he feels towards the Brazilian with his lack of trust in him and whether it is January or the summer, Anderson’s time at Old Trafford looks to be coming to an end.

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