Manchester United flop Anderson subbed off for exhaustion, requires oxygen, after 37 minutes

The Brazilian was playing at altitude in Bolivia.

Manchester United let several players leave the club in January, including the likes of Marnick Vermijl, Michael Keane, Darren Fletcher and, of course, Anderson.

After arriving with plenty of hysteria from FC Porto in 2007 there is no doubt that the Brazilian failed to live up to his promise in a Manchester United shirt.

The player suffered with injury and fitness problems throughout his time at Old Trafford and never lived up to his hype, or price-tag.

With his contract expiring in the summer and seemingly no hope of a United future the club let Anderson leave this month. He headed back to his old stomping ground of Porto Alegre, joining Internacional on a free transfer.

He recently made his debut for the club, but it was a performance that did not go to plan. He missed a penalty against Esporte Cruzeiro.

Yesterday he got a chance to redeem himself in Copa Libertadores action. In his third game for the club he started against Bolivian outfit The Strongest.

Once again Anderson was left embarrassed.

The Manchester United man was often criticised for being unfit at Old Trafford. Yesterday those rumours were certainly not put to bed, as he had to come off after 37 minutes and receive oxygen treatment.

In his defence The Strongest play their games at 11,932 feet above sea level, one of the highest professional stadiums in the world - so the air was pretty thin.

But still Anderson was left red-faced, for more than one reason.

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