Anderson statistics for the last two seasons:
1) 2007-08: 37 games played...2 assists and no goals
2) 2008-09: 36 games played...5 assists and no goals
The only thing I remember about his 2 seasons are his dominance of Gerrard and Fabregas and his wonderful penalty in the Moscow final. Time and again, most of us remember his "no senior team goals", games where he has been completely ineffective. It was widely rumoured that with the arrival of Anderson, Fletcher would probably leave. Now, look where Fletcher is and what has Ando achieved in these two seasons.
There is no doubt he has potential to be world class and OT is the ideal stage to achieve that. But will he achieve that potential? Does he have the temperament? As fas, I dont think we can comment on this. He has the potential...the rest will be taken care by SAF and the coaching team.
Now, the main question. Should he leave the club? In my opinion, no. But if he has had a bust-up with SAF then best would be to release him and get another good midfielder. We have a good midfielder in Darren Gibson and Ljajic shows promise as well. But that leaves us short of midfielders because even Hargreaves is out.
If Anderson leaves, then we can get maybe £15 million. A creative midfielder should be our priority. I really want us to go for Sneijder. Van der vaart would be good but my pick would be Sneijder.
All said and done..I really wish Ando does not leave and goes on to realise his potential at OT.
Glory Glory Manchester United!!!