Released Manchester United midfielder Anderson seals Brazil move

Anderson

Former Porto and Manchester United midfielder Anderson has signed a contract with Brazilian side Internacional following his release by the Red Devils.

Anderson has signed for Brazilian league side Internacional, just a day after being officially released by previous club Manchester United.

The 26-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year contract with the Porto Alegre club and will be unveiled to supporters later today, according to an official club statement.

He left Old Trafford having made 181 appearances, scoring eight goals during that time for the Red Devils over an eight-season stay at the club.

Brought to the Premier League from Porto for €30m back in May 2007, the Brazilian initially impressed helping Manchester United win four Premier League titles, two League Cups and the Champions League in 2008.

However, injuries and fitness concerns saw the midfielder’s game time restricted over the last couple of years, with Anderson going out on loan to Serie A side Fiorentina last term, where he managed just eight appearances before returning to Old Trafford.

He will now look to rebuild his career back in his native Brazil and potentially earn a recall to the national side, having last played for the Selecao back in 2008.

Former Red Devils teammate Robin van Persie first broke the news of Anderson's departure, taking to social media to wish the midfielder all the best.

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