Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Anderson's departure

Anderson

How Manchester United's Twitter-based supporters reacted to Anderson's departure.

With Anderson ending his disappointing Manchester United career to return to Brazil with Internacional, fans of the club have been taking to Twitter to share their views on the much-maligned midfielder.

Signed from Porto in the summer of 2007 for a reported £20 million fee, Anderson was hailed as Brazil’s future number 10 upon arriving at Old Trafford, but struggled to fulfil his potential after being pushed back into a box-to-box role under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Struggling with injuries and fitness issues, the eight-time capped international made just 10 first-team appearances for the club over the past two season after spending the second half of the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Fiorentina, while turning out twice for new manager Louis van Gaal this term.

Having had just six months to run on his contract, the former Gremio product was allowed to leave on a free transfer for their Porte Alegre-based rivals, where it’s hoped he will be able to replicate the form which once saw him hailed as a potential superstar.

In total, Anderson featured 181 times for United, recording nine goals and 21 assists, while also winning four Premier League titles, the Champions League, two League Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup.

He did have some bright moments, including scoring in the Champions League final shootout win over Chelsea, but, for the most part, fans will look back at his career and wonder just how it went so wrong.

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