Fergie denies Anderson rift

28 August 2009 10:47
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson has denied reports of a rift with Brazilian midfielder Anderson.[LNB] Anderson was reportedly unhappy after he was omitted from their Community Shield defeat to Chelsea at Wembley.[LNB]The former Porto man has featured in just one of United's three Premier League games, leading to speculation his days could be numbered.[LNB]However, Ferguson has denied the pair have fallen out and is not surprised to see the talk as Anderson is currently out of favour.[LNB]"There is no issue at all," said Ferguson. "What you'll find is they are not playing.[LNB]Rubbish"When that happens people make an issue of it. But stuff about a dust-up with Anderson is absolute rubbish."[LNB]Michael Carrick has also found himself on the outside looking in, but Ferguson insists he is only using squad rotation.[LNB]The long-serving Red Devils boss has hinted Darron Gibson could be given a more prominent role with his game improving all the time.[LNB]"We had Fletcher and Scholes back for Wigan so it was just a matter of freshening it up," he continued.[LNB]"We are also trying to push Darron Gibson on as much as we can because the boy has improved at a fantastic rate of knots.[LNB]"There is no reason other than that."[LNB]

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