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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

See what I mean about Anderson?

Against Blackburn Rovers, new Manchester United midfielder Anderson showed again why I don't think he is as good as people claim.

There were lots of comments in my last entry on the subject, most disagreed. The most common argument was regarding how talented he is but nobody could point to much game changing impact. Talent, that may be true, he has lots and is tenacious, but he’s nowhere close to a finished product. What I do admire about him is how quick and willing he is to go after the ball. All the comparisons to Edgar Davids are justified; they are very, very alike. Now, that aside.

Anderson’s passing was very weak against Blackburn. I paid special attention to it as I watched the match. Many claimed that I hadn’t seen him play, well I have about 4 or 5 times now and what I saw this time was the same as the last: aimless passing and regularly out of position. I counted nine bad balls, I might have missed a few and about 3 good passes, one great pass and the rest of his touches had no impact. I also saw him contort the United shape as he wandered out of position. It’s a testament to how good Owen Hargreaves is that he covered for Anderson and kept the back line protected. I think many watchers confuse talent with impact. Anderson has talent, but it’s Hargreaves that makes the real impact.

Maybe one point we can all agree on is that the hair just isn't working for him.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree... and I am a very biased Rovers fan. I was at the game and I was impressed by Anderson... In fact I would say that he was he and Ronaldo that made the difference. Messers Tevez, Giggs and Nani, while obviously talent didn't impress me particularly on the day.

Plus what's wrong with his hair... and i'm a short back and sides sort of bloke.

11/13/2007 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear crickets chirping. Where are all the Anderson lovers?

11/13/2007 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that first guy kidding? Hargreaves was 3 notches above his partner in midfield. You guys need to take your Brazil-goggles off.

11/13/2007 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree as well. I was actually AT the game and Anderson impressed me alot. He had a few dodgy moments in the first half, but in the 2nd half but u'd have to be a blind patient with a frontal lobitomy to say he didn't impact the game. His passing and workrate was immense for someone who's only 19.

Anderson has taken his chances well i'm sure alot of United fans would admit. Maybe you just have something against him.

11/13/2007 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To criticise a player of 19yrs of age and that has played less than 10 games for united, and to say he is overated, your article is absolute crap.

I mean have seen him play for gremio and porto, it doesnt look like it. Give the lad time before you rate him.

Personally when you take into account how young he is and playing in foriegn league the premiership, he has done amazing.

11/13/2007 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know about amazing, but he has done ok. Nani is much more polished, IMO. I think the author is suggesting that folks are giving him too much credit and ignoring Hargreaves, this I happen to agree with. And there is some truth to the notion that all things Brazilian shine brighter. personally I would rather have Lucas over at anfield.

11/13/2007 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you genuinely haven't been impressed with him since he came into the team, then you simply have a rubbish understanding of football. He wasn't at the same level of performance against Blackburn as he has been but then no player has a great game every game.

11/13/2007 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to the game and thought Anderson was okay, nothing more nothing less. He tried to feed Evra in a couple of times and on both occasions Evra stopped running (strange for him!) and the ball rolled out so they weren't Anderson's fault.

A tenacious, hard-working player will always be adored by the United fans because they're fighters and Anderson is in this mould. No-one's saying he's a United legend yet but for a 19 year old in a difficult position he is doing an admirable job. The best is yet to come.

11/13/2007 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Philip said...

I am totally disagree. I have seen every single Man Utd game so far (incl. pre-season) and he is so impressing. He makes a huge impact and you could see the big difference when Carrick or Fletcher was in his place. Undoubtable Hargo is a massive player and if we have seen his standard performance so far then i am sure he is every penny worth.
Back to topic - Anderson is much more impressing than Nani. Nani is also very good except 3 bad mantch performances.

Man Utd fan
Denmark

11/13/2007 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with you? The kid's 19 and only played a few matches. Of course he's not the finished article, but he's already shown he has tremendous potential. Sure he gave the ball away a few times the other day, but so does Ronaldo, Giggs, Carrick, Fletcher, O'shea and so on. Scholes has ony become this super passer in the midfield within the last few years. Anderson's got absolutely everything and if he can knit it all together within the next few years, he'll be a top top player. Fergie seems to think so. Most professionals in the game seem to think so and most of the fans seem to think so. Maybe it's you that's got it wrong? Only time will tell.......

11/13/2007 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem my friend is not that you would prefer Carrick to Anderson. The reason you got the feedback you did last time, is that you appeared short sighted and worded your points of view in an apt and short way. I think your point always was that you would prefer Carrick over Anderson in the short term, cause you would be blind not to acknowledge Anderson's obvious talent (which is much higher than Carrick's).

Anyway, one may agree with your points in this somewhat more subtle article, however how little inticated they may be. It is also good that somebody fights the hype, and gives tha young lad a chance to develop into the player he has the potential to be.

11/13/2007 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word retard was invented for people like you

11/13/2007 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anderson rocks, double thumbs up :D

11/13/2007 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you obviously know absolutly nothing about foobtall, its quite funny really. dont give up ur day job, and if this is it then... there is something wrong with the world

11/13/2007 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why you are trying to knock this lad. It annoyed me when he was hammered even earlier on in his united career, and it annoys me just as much now. Lets just look at it, he's 19, missed most of last season with a broken leg which greatly reduced his european footballing experience, doesn't speak english, is now at one of the biggest clubs, is surrounded by huge stars but is still turning in good performances. Give the lad a break, he has shown such promise and will be a huge asset in the future, as long as fools like you don't keep knocking him.

11/13/2007 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kind of agree with everyone here. :) Anderson is definitely not the finished article yet. He stills needs to add goal scoring to his game and also needs to improve all round. But I think he has achieved a lot already - in such a short time. United have a great midfield at the moment and each player brings his own different qualities to the game. This allows Fergie to alter the team to suite the opposition. We have four great starting players (OH, MC, Anderson, PS) and two decent back ups (JO, DF).

11/13/2007 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Joshua Burgess said...

As a season ticket holder at Manchester United for over 40 years, I must say I am very impressed by Anderson.
We should not forget he is only 19 years young, if he was an English born player he would have been spoken about very highly.
Given the choice between Carrick, Fletcher or Anderson to play alongside Hargreaves, I know who I would prefer to have in my team, yes Anderson.
To compare Hargreaves and Anderson is like comparing Scholes and Keane. Two different players who compliment and help each other out, thats what team mates do for each other.
I remember Keane mopping up for Scholes many a time and the same will happen between Hargreaves and Anderson.
We should be raving about Anderson as one for the future who has a lot of enthusiasm for the game, he tracks back well, attacks well and gets involved in the game. Does Carrick do all of the above, no, i thought not. Keep an eye out for Carricks defence splitting passes or long pinpoint passes, yes that's right, you'll be waiting all your life to see them regularly in a game, you might get the odd one or two in a game along with lots of side passes ala Ray Wilkins.
All this from a England international who by no means is as young as Anderson and will not get any better than he already is.
Lets get real folks, the bottom line is if Anderson was English everyone would be raving what talent England has produced, the truth is he's not English, hence stupid articles like the one written by the author.
You my friend should watch him play on a regular basis live at the ground rather than judge him on tv. You get to see the real picture off how good he is when you see him live.
Alex Ferguson and all his teammates including Hargreaves, must be wrong in rating him highly.
Get a life and stop trying to be a manager with your stupid technical talk, oh and next time you watch him, just make sure your sober.

11/13/2007 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Zae said...

Is this some sort of personal crusade against Anderson?

Why are you so determined to tell us that a 19-year-old boy who's played a few games in an in-form side is shite? Does it give you satisfaction? It's worrying, really.

11/13/2007 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont see any personal crusade, I think the point here is to point out that while he may have talent he is far from the level of Scholes and Carrick which I agree with. May he be better? Yes, definitely, but not now.

I think the hype doesnt match the performances. You guys are all like cattle following the herd and not watching closely. He makes alot of mistakes which is understandable and there is no reason the author cant make a point of this.

11/13/2007 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the more cattle, the more Manure

ha ha ha ha

11/13/2007 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Zae said...

Look, we're winning and playing well with Anderson in the side. Scholes is out, Carrick was out until very recently. What's the point in slagging of Anderson?

While things are going well for the team it's great he's in the side as he picks up experience and will learn a lot. Just because you think Carrick is better at the moment it does not mean he has a god-given right to start ahead of Anderson, particularly when the latter is doing quite well, much better that what could have been expected of him. It's not hype: he's not hyped at all. We just acknowledge his contribution, unlike you.

I love it when people who are not United fans claim they see more than us. I'm dead sure you watched fewer United games this season than us.

11/13/2007 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Ewood Resident said...

Rovers fan back again... seems like we are all in agreement... in disagreeing with you... Not surprising you haven't put you name to this piece of tripe...

As to being accused of Brazil Goggles... I didn't even mention Hargreaves... Apart from anything Brazil is so last year... Paraquay is the place to look for talent...

11/13/2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll agree in saying that anderson was not at his best against blacburn but u have 2 remeber his only 19 and if u look at cristiano ronaldo wen he was 19 u wud neva thought he would have become the best player in the league so u should give him time and trust SAF's judgement.... in his appearances that his made so far this season his clearly showed that he has wat it takes 2 play at the top level.. his tackling nad passing has definately impressed me!!! u just have 2 look back at the kiev game in kiev where he was my man of the match he had a brilliant game..
so i say give him 1 or 2 years and he could achieve as much as ronaldo has..

11/13/2007 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that the author believes a player can touch the ball on numerous occasions without having "an impact" shows how ignorant he or she really is.

Anderson played to the same standard against Blackburn as he has in previous weeks. It is a good standard and has a significant bearing on the success of the team.

I watch a certain Andrea Pirlo sometimes. He touches the ball a lot without having "an impact". Well, so you'd lead us to believe anyway.

11/13/2007 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally agree with everyone else! U know sod all about footie! MOIDERER!

11/13/2007 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done...You are the next Man utd manager!!!lol....If that was the case i think man utd will be relegated... Ferguson has got it right by selecting him in the starting eleven and he is paying back quickly... His work rate is fabulous and we have the right squad to make him progress. Watch out before Christmas where we will go all the way in the league.

11/13/2007 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The funniest thing about all of this is that all of a sudden Carrick so great. Most United fans spent all of last season complaining about how poor he was and saying he was a complete waste of money. Them some joker had the nerve to say they'd rather have Lucas? We're 2nd in the league, scoring goals and playing great football with Anderson in the side. Lucas doesn't appear to be ripping up any trees at Anfield. Who ever wrote this piece, should close this site and give up. Your credibility is shot mate. It seems as if hardly anybody agrees with you. Furthermore, what's the point of writing negative pieces about teenagers who've been in the team 5 minutes. At least give the lad a couple of years before you start with this kind of rubbish. Anybody'd think we were mid table and playing really badly or something. Not at the top, playing great football. Jeez....I see what Keano meant about the prawn sandwich brigade.

11/13/2007 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Anderson's best game as it looked like he was on a differentwave length from the rest of his team mates. But I have the feelingthat the blogger is over emphasizing this simply to add credence to his poorly thought out original article.

There were enough glimpses of his versatility and talent to take encouragement however. We have already seen him playmuch better than this. At the end of the day time will and success will vindicate his signing.

11/13/2007 5:37 PM  
Anonymous GLADI'MNOTYOU said...

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!

11/13/2007 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright..he may not be better than Hargreaves..But he is far better than Carrick and Fletcher...

11/13/2007 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think u r forgetting that anderson is 19, just moved to a foreign country, doesn't speak the language and missed all pre-season. I think he is a fantastic talent, and an impact player. he came on against wigan and changed the game. ran the show in kiev, and stopped hleb and fabregas playing, and how few midfielders can u say that about. The more he plays the more he will aclimatise and I think we will see so much more of him in an attacking force. my tip for PFA young player of the year

11/13/2007 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Mico said...

Anderson's talent/potential is immense, the same as all the young talent Ferguson and his managememt team have brought to Old Trafford the past few years.

We are the one club that is attracting huge talents because of the size and staus of the club, the football we play and the players and coaches already at the club.

We are getting players for the right reasons and therefore they are all fighters, ambitious and wanting to go places. Anderson is showing the desire and ability to play good football. He has taken things in his stride and accepted responsibility to raise his game. His vision is fantastic and it is here we need to appreciate that some of his teammates need a little time to see things his way.

I too was frustrated at some of the passes that went astray against Blackburn - but not at Anderson, rather at the slow or total lack of reaction to what he was trying to do. Anderson even tried telegraphing his intention to Evra on a couple of occasions using exagerated body language but still Evra was not going for it. That is unusual for the flying Frenchman (who is already on my list for player of the season) and fans with a little more understanding of the game (than that of the author of this 'misunderstanding' titled "See what I mean about Anderson?") have already noted the same point.

There is still room for the team to gell together a little better but it is guys such as Tevez, Evra and Ronaldo that need to pay a little more attention to the things Anderson is seeing. If they can do that then we will prevail against the very best teams because they will have no answer to this Manchester side.

11/13/2007 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is 19 yes 19 not 39 give him 2 or 3 years and he will be world player of the year. i am so happy we have the best team i have seen at mufc so stop knocking our players and give the kid time.did u say the same about ronaldo at 19 ?

11/13/2007 6:51 PM  
Blogger IVOR said...

Rubbish! First of all, it's Hargreaves' job to fill in all the holes made when Anderson/Carrick/Scholes move forward. Your assumption that Ferguson or Queiroz would keep playing the lad if he deliberately pulled the midfield out of shape is a ridiculous one. Give a little credit to Coach Sparky and a well-drilled Rovers midfield for anticipation and determination. I was particularly impressed by Aaron Moekena's positioning and tackling. He's a far subtler thug than Robbie Savage and did a really good job of harrassing Anderson and Giggs. You must have been watching the telly because the kid is hustling all over the pitch. He's certainly a superior passer and tackler to the mentally and physically slow Darren Fletcher. Whether you like him and his dread barnet or not, he's a grafter. Comparing him with Ronaldinho is completely aburd, of course, but actually no less absurd than Michael Carrick, who runs slow, tickles rather than tackles, yet passes with the radar dexterity of Pirlo, Veron, or, dare I say it, Becks. Open your mind!

11/13/2007 7:34 PM  
Blogger Zoli said...

He has just recovered from a broken leg, he doesnt speak the language, and he has to adopt english football and life. Everyone expects him to change the world in 2 months?? He showed us he is a great talent. All we need to do, is wait and watch his progress. If 3 years later he'll play in the same way as now then SAF would think his role again.

11/13/2007 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You my friend are an oxygen thief!

11/13/2007 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with your comments about Anderson, when you say he didnt make an impact. what impact are you really expecting him to make? Score a hatrick?, One thing you dont realise is that this player does not speak english, has just come back from a bad leg injury and is working with new team mates, So it does not take 5 games to "make an impact", Firstly i think he has made an impact since he was put on against Wigan as it was his assist for the first goal, and in that midfield of our team he has made a player of Scholes calibre not missed and thats no easy task. I personally think he and Owen have done really well and although i would like to see both of them forward a bit more and chip in with a few goals, I can honestly say no one deserves to be in central midfield than the 2 we are playing now.. And just to finish this i guarantee you Anderson will be the best player in the world before he retires, why i say this? where youve watched him play 5-10 games ive watched him over 100 times while at Gremio and also at Porto.

11/13/2007 8:23 PM  
Anonymous helge said...

"..but he’s nowhere close to a finished product"

are you this stupid or are you just pretending? I have also seen all the matches this year. Anderson is involved in quite a few goals, and does a great impact in all the matches he is playing. And yes he isnt perfect, does mistakes and is not a finished product!! of course..he is 19!! thats why ferguson bought him! Ferguson will make him to be one of the greatest i am sure..so youll have to eat your words some day!looking forward to it!!

11/13/2007 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go support chelsea maybe frank lampard n essien are your cup of tea but whatever you do get of andersons back mate since scholes has gone hes fitted in well in fact we havent missed him bearing in mind he still hes to get used to the rigors of the prem and also he s still young with bags o talent quick feet n a eye for the final ball get a life or get n arsenal shirt n get on the fabragas bandwagon if anyone should be critisised it should be darren fletcher or i suppose you think hes world class with bags a talent n a wide array of skill !!!!!!!!

11/13/2007 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go support chelsea maybe frank lampard n essien are your cup of tea but whatever you do get of andersons back mate since scholes has gone hes fitted in well in fact we havent missed him bearing in mind he still hes to get used to the rigors of the prem and also he s still young with bags o talent quick feet n a eye for the final ball get a life or get n arsenal shirt n get on the fabragas bandwagon if anyone should be critisised it should be darren fletcher or i suppose you think hes world class with bags a talent n a wide array of skill !!!!!!!!

11/13/2007 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go support chelsea maybe frank lampard n essien are your cup of tea but whatever you do get of andersons back mate since scholes has gone hes fitted in well in fact we havent missed him bearing in mind he still hes to get used to the rigors of the prem and also he s still young with bags o talent quick feet n a eye for the final ball get a life or get n arsenal shirt n get on the fabragas bandwagon if anyone should be critisised it should be darren fletcher or i suppose you think hes world class with bags a talent n a wide array of skill !!!!!!!!

11/13/2007 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, lets not forget he is ONLY 19!!!! Do you remember C.Ronaldo when he started? He couldn't even do a decent cross. He's a great talent, and for a player that was considered as a "player for the FUTURE", he is doing pretty well in the present.

11/13/2007 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with phil and the 40 year season ticket holder. Anderson is class but unfortunately he is actually very nervous playing for united at the moment. notice how he can never pass the ball correctly to rooney because he is so in awe of him and is constantly trying to give him a ball he knows such quality deserves and which he will have right come jan feb. Carrick was always too ponderous on the ball .. yes roma was a great game for him. He got hyped because united improved dramatically when they adequately replaced fletcher/o'shea. Hargreeves' record speaks for itself.. look at what he won with the germans.. however also note that he has on average only played 27 games a season for the last 5 years. Nani is very so so.. three to 4 years to improve versus anderson's three to four month. Overall replacing an old ole , smith, oshea and fletcher with nani, teves, hargreves and anderson.. oh my god what a master stroke. sign sagnol for right back and unearth a keeper and we will have achieved what chelsea tried.

11/13/2007 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you scrutinize every player like you did with Anderson, you will find out every player gives the ball away...

11/14/2007 12:47 AM  
Blogger red4life said...

"See what I mean.." how pathetic you are. Trying to pick faults in a kid's game to protect your inflated ego.. moron!

11/14/2007 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys this sounds like a little kids argument. Lets break this down for second because this is unbelievable.

Talent is a word with a very precise meaning. It means "innate ability".

How can someone write an article criticising anderson yet admiting he has talent.

In order to be a great player you first need talent. If we all agree Anderson is talented then he naturally posseses the ability to be a good player. Yes, i agree match impact can improve and thats the point. He is only 19. Ofcourse his match impact will improve.

I remember having to put up with these silly comments about ronaldo at first. REMEMBER? When ronaldo didnt have much impact on matches. But i knew he would come good because he had the "TALENT" and that means he is gifted and will therefore be a great footballer.

Hagreaves is almost a finished product. It would be sad for a team like man u to have to look for players which are already great. Teams like man u need to spot talent and from there you can develop players and thats what we are doing with anderson. For some reason talent doesnt seem to be welcome here

11/14/2007 2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really cannot be bothered to reply to the author. if i do,i feel like talking to a 5 years old kid who insist on buying a toy car.

ps whats wrong with his hair ?

11/14/2007 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Firstly, I dont think you know as much about football as you seem to think. You're no pundit and its time you, with the limited knowledge of the game, stop criticising Anderson.

You mentioned and I quote, "he’s nowhere close to a finished product." Well, duuhhh he is only 19 years old and I guess he is allowed to develop. In case you did not know this, but the best footballers only peak around 26 years of age.

11/14/2007 6:58 AM  
Anonymous babiako - thessaloniki - greece said...

only a simply simple-minded person would come up with such comments regarding andreson's capabilities ... the kid is awesome ... never before had i such a strong feeling for our midfield ... i believe he wil go on to even surpass roy keane in football glory ... the kid is all the money ... the way he handled arsenal's midfield ?... with such ease ?... well, that was the game that revealed all his capacities ... there is more to come ... so much more ... thank god he is on our side ...

11/14/2007 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you crazy... In the Arsenal game Anderson was the best player on the park while Hargreaves couldn't pass the ball two yards he was shocking.
Anderson is young and inconsistency is what you get with young players that come in and out of the team. The fooballing world has tipped Anderson to male a big impact at ot just sit back and wait for it to happen.

11/14/2007 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's with the childish comparisons? Let's just look at him. Forget Ronaldinho, and Pele and Zico for that matter. We have a very promising young lad here. He can tough it out and he can play football.

He's not the finished article? Jeez, he's 19 and missed most of last season with a broken leg, taken a step up at a new club, new country where he doesn't speak the language.

Some of the clowns on here are beyond belief.

11/14/2007 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is laughable! Ask yourself one question.... How old is the lad? 19 so back off him, he is in a strange environment to what he is used to, doesnt speak the language but can still deal with the pressure of the expectation on his shoulders. Did you forget about the 2 assists he has already made that led us to 6 points? that deft touch through to Rooney to score with no time was something to go by! Ronaldo in his first season was average and carless with the ball now look at him! Give the poor lad time to find his feet, then halfway through next season come back and see if you think the same!

11/14/2007 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those of you criticising Anderson: You need to look at the bigger picture. Anderson has been bought as a replacement for Paul Scholes, and therefore fits into fergies longterm objectives. He has been forced into action a year early so what exactly are you expecting?....Miracles? Hargreaves is an established holding midfielder, been doing it for years at Munich and more recently, the english national team. Ask yourself, When Bayern lost Ballack to Chelsea, Why did they not replace him? The answer to that was because they new Hargreaves could fill his boots. I find it hard to believe you so-called football pundits would compare the 2?

Now lets turn our attention back to Anderson. He is young and in replacing scholes, has been given an incredible remit. So far he has not been perfect, but good. He works hard and is strong in the tackle, then gives the ball short. Close comparisons would be Makalele of Chelsea or Manu Petit of the old Arsenal days. One should not label him as a calypso type of player we know the Brazilians can be - we have that in Ronaldo, Nani, Giggs and Rooney. At the emirates he had a titanic battle against Fabregas. Fabregas may have scored but who really one that battle? You need to give this boy time and credit;- I would like to see him improve. To judge him in the 10 games so far is ludicras; have you forgotten he was carrying an injury when he came to united?

And for those of you who have actually played a DECENT LEVEL of football, you will know that midfielders work hardest in the middle of the park; Nani, Giggs and christiano have physics built to run on the flanks.

One final thing. Anderson will be only the second brazilian to grace old trafford so the odds are not stacked in his favour.

There will be more to come from him.

11/14/2007 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On sunday at OT just before the 2nd half kicked off I saw Anderson gesturing to keep it calm to Rio. I saw this because I was at the match. Things you don't see on TV author! Incidentally where on TV did you watch the whole game?

I've also noticed him in matches urging more senior players to pass to certain other team members during the game.

This is what has impressed me most about him, he's 19 doesn't speak the language in a succesful team yet still imposes his principles on other more senior pro's.

I believe this is what Sir Alex has been so impressed by! Mark our words (cos most people disagree with you) he will develop into the mainstay of the midfield.

Always makes me laugh when armchair experts think they know more than someone like Fergie who has made a very succesful living in the game! Think you play to much Championship Manager!

11/14/2007 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrick is a Cunt.

11/14/2007 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is He really?

I guess that makes you a Spurs fan then doesn't it?

11/14/2007 11:13 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

The kid is young, give him a break. He's only 18 and he's left another alien country to go to another alien country and the football we play is more physical and alot faster than any other league in the world.
Give him another 3 or 4 seasons and you'll see his best. It's still early days yet to judge on how good he is, he's only in the side because of injuries, we bought him for the future, not now. He's still in development.

11/14/2007 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The author is persistent with all these articles, I'll give him that.

Other than that just a fucking idiot...

11/14/2007 1:39 PM  
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11/14/2007 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wht the f**k... every1 is comparing Anderson and Hargreaves, It is Hargreaves' role to play as a defensive midfieler and cover for his attacking partner, Can Hargreaves be as creative as Anderson? no... Did any1 watch Arsenal game..? If yes, can you tell me who won more balss, more tackles, who had more impact in that game which mattered more than the Blackburn game which was over after 35 mins....

11/14/2007 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do you want to creative these kind of negative blogs? players can always improve and at 19.. you are sayin he is not good as 1Hargreaves who has loads of experience... was Hargeaves this good at 19? No... stop writing this kind of stuff and write simething creative... wht kind of sorry a*** you are who looks for bad balls and bad passed in a football game.... don't waste your time mate...

11/14/2007 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in conclusion everyone with a sound mind and different surname than you thinks you're wrong!

Bet your well pissed off now!

shut down the blog your pissing in the wind!

11/15/2007 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Joshua said...

Reading through the posts left in reply to the comments made by the author of the article, I am very happy that at least the majority of us all agree on one thing, that being the article writer is a BIG PRICK who knows F all about the beautiful game.
Piss off you dumb twat, it's guys like you who Fergie loathes. Idiots who know F all about the game.

11/15/2007 12:49 AM  
Anonymous I hate the F ing author said...

The Mother Trucker who wrote the article should be forced to show a picture of himself, so we can all have a laugh at him. I bet he's got a Dick coming out of his head, after all he is a Dickhead.
You call yourself a fan you F ing Mother Trucker, you should be giving him time to develop not flipping comparing him to a player whose the complete opposite type of player to him.
Just as a matter of interest, are you a regular at all games at OT or do you watch the majority on TV.
Please answer this question.
Thanks Mother Trucker

11/15/2007 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your mums got athlete's foot

11/15/2007 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Bluebeer! said...

See your view seems to be a very un-educated view on football.....i say this because you may remember a certain showboating diver who had no final ball and constantly gave bad passes which relinquished possesion......im talking about Ronaldo in his first season and half.

young players like Anderson take a season or two to have the bad passes and choice of pass trained out of them. just like ronaldo and rooney have.

Fergie is playing him now so he can learn quickly from the likes of Scholes n Giggs, how can you asssume Anderson is anywhere near a finished article???

11/15/2007 10:36 AM  
Anonymous football commentator is stupid said...

No, nobody see what you mean!!

11/15/2007 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to say that you haven't seen nothing yet from this kid.

I'm a Benfica supporter and I've to admit that selling him to Man Utd defintely improved our title chances over FC Porto - give him a couple of injury free months and you'll see what I mean - I'm not talking on years...

11/15/2007 2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well i think that is rubbish lots of players start like that... ronaldo was carrick when he first came couldnt get it right he needs more time and ull see he will get better

11/15/2007 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually took a Sporting Lisbon Fan mate of mine to the match against Kiev.

He said the same as the Benfica fan. He's a diamond and by ignoring the little errors United fans are trying to let the lad develop.

This article is not helpful if its from a United fan! If not then who cares?

11/16/2007 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Angry said...

How come the Fucker who wrote the stupid article has gone into hiding.
Reveal yourself you Bastard and apologise to Alex Ferguson, Manchester United and the Thousands who disagree with your fucking dumb comments.
If we ever find out where the fuck you sit, when and if you ever visit Old Traffor, we'll grab that white stick you carry and stick it up your fucking arse you fucker.

11/16/2007 1:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hargreaves is the literal worst player ever to "grace" the world of football. Has any of you ever seen him do anything that is of any benefit to the team whatsoever? Shoot from 30 yards out maybe, or 35 yards?

11/20/2007 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU ALL LOOKING THROUGH YOUR MUFC TINTED GLASSES YOU WOULDN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHETHER THAT CHEAT ANDERSON WAS GOOD OR NOT HAD HE NOT COME TO YOUR SICKENING CLUB

11/20/2007 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tevez is simply a deformed freak, who has no useful purpose to the club, Nani is a malnourished, pale-faced, useless idiot, Ryan Giggs is simply past-it and I cannot believe how his old bones can take the blow of the ball anymore, Paul Scholes is a fouling thug, Rooney is a pea-brained, anger-driven scouser and the only good player is Evra who I think actually tries.

11/20/2007 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and you above is the ass-cunt of the highest order...

11/20/2007 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah i do see what you see about anderson. carrick has been playing all match, were playing shit.

60 mins into the bolton game were losing 1-0, anderson has just come on...we'll see what happens

11/24/2007 4:20 PM  

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