Anderson has taken to his official Instagram to say goodbye to Manchester United fans for all that they gave to him and insisted he had to leave in order to start playing more first team football.
The 25-year-old’s loan move to Fiorentina hasn’t yet been announced but after successfully completing his medical earlier today, it is just a matter of time before both clubs confirm the deal.
Anderson thanked the fans and said he would never forget his time in Manchester. Here is his message in full from Instagram:
“Thank you Manchester United for all you gave to me. It was a pleasure and a proud to be part of this tremendous club. I will never forget my great colleagues and friends, all the amazing people that work in the club and obviously the fantastic supporters, always on my side. Love you all and you always be in my heart. Wish you all the best because we always be together United family!
“Now I have to leave because I really need to play. Thank you Fiorentina for this opportunity and for believe me. You won’t regretbecause you trust me 100% and I will give you 100% of dedication, professionalism and quality. Together we will be happy My English is perfect… Google translate hahahaha”
There’s only one reason why Anderson is walking out of United with fans still in his corner – he is an endearing character. Without that, he wouldn’t have survived for six years at United.
Whatever you want to call Anderson, he is a likeable guy but just lacked the dedication needed to fulfill his potential at Old Trafford.
Hopefully Fiorentina can become a new chapter for him and he can start playing like the youngster who was once hailed as the most prodigious talent in Europe.
Good luck Ando.