Anderson delight at new Manchester United contract

15 December 2010 09:53
Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Anderson for greatness after handing the Brazil midfielder a three-year contract extension at Manchester United.[LNB]The 22-year-old's future appeared to be up in the air after injury and disciplinary issues, but he has returned to the United first team in style.[LNB]Anderson started just 10 Barclays Premier League games last season and suffered a cruciate knee ligament problem in February.[LNB] Braziliant: Anderson (left) impressed in the victory over Arsenal this week[LNB]He hit the headlines again this summer after being involved in a serious car crash in Portugal, but has been attracting attention for the right reason in recent weeks.[LNB]'We are delighted Anderson has signed a new contract,' said Ferguson. 'Andersonhas developed tremendously since joining the club and he has fantastic potential at only 22 years of age, he is going to be a really top player.'[LNB] Watchful eye: Ferguson gestures to Anderson before easing the Brazilian back into first-team action at Manchester United this season[LNB]Anderson joined United in a big-money move from Porto in June 2007, signing a five-year contract, but the new deal extends his stay to 2015.[LNB]Clubs were lining up to prise him from Old Trafford in the last two transfer windows, but Anderson said: 'This is the best club to be at and I would like to thank everyone for the great support I have received over the years.[LNB]'I am looking forward to winning many more trophies with this club and I am so pleased to have signed a new contract.'[LNB] Ferdinand claims win over Arsenal has given United the edge in title raceMan United must move for Coentrao as AC Milan prepare to seal the dealJoy division: Sportsmail's fans pick which team they would pay to watchMANCHESTER UNITED FC

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