Manchester United may not need Wesley Sneijder – thanks to Anderson
By Alexander Netherton
When Manchester United decided they were unwilling to match the haughty demands of Wesley Sneijder on deadline day, they took a risk. The flimsy midfield was Sir Alex Ferguson’s blindspot. Paul Scholes retired and Owen Hargreaves seemed permanently broken. The previous season saw Liverpool bully Manchester United’s midfield at Anfield, and Barcelona simply ignored them at Wembley. The midfield needed a rethink to be tough enough for the Premier League and to be clever enough for Europe. United’s central midfield was a busted flush, and Ashley Young was not the solution. Nobody could have expected that Anderson would play like the man Manchester United had been missing.
Last term, Michael Carrick played 44 games, Darren Fletcher 37 and Paul Scholes 33. Anderson did not manage more than 30. His form struggled. His first season had appeared a fluke, and it would have surprised few had he joined the cull in the transfer window….
Read the full article on why Manchester United might not need Sneijder here: http://www.lifesapitch.co.uk/opinions/anderson-looks-to-banish-thoughts-of-sneijder/