United man eyes Italy stay

Last Updated: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:58

Anderson claims he was not given a chance by Manchester United boss David Moyes and is looking to stay with loan club Fiorentina.

The 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder was allowed to join the Italian Serie A outfit during the January transfer window having struggled for first-team football under Moyes at Old Trafford in the first half of the season.

Anderson made just two starts for United and, while he claims Moyes treated him well, he was happy to move to Fiorentina in search of regular action.

He has already featured in three games for the Viola and would happily stay with the club beyond the end of his loan spell in the summer.

When asked about United, Anderson told The Sun: "To be honest, I've not had the chance. He [Moyes] gave me one chance or a half, but not a lot.

"He is the manager and I have to respect him. He treated me well and he has a lot of players.

"I have to play and have my chance. It is better for me at Fiorentina.

"The manager wants me and has shown his trust. I can show him my football.

"Even though the contract is only on loan, I want to stay for a long time.

"Fiorentina are a great team with an ambitious project. I want to win in Florence like important players of the past like Edmundo and Batistuta.

"Everyone knows Fiorentina can progress a lot in Italy and in European competition."

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