Anderson scored only his second goal in 109 appearances as he tucked home the rebound to a blistering Park Ji-sung strike just past the hour mark of last night's encounter with Valencia.
It gave United a 1-1 draw, confirming their status as Group C winners.
On target: Anderson scores United's equaliser against Valencia
Now Ferguson is looking for more of the same from the former Porto star.
'He should score more,' he said. 'The boy has terrific talent. He has great pace and power. He is a strong boy.
'We are pleased he got a goal. It may help him.'
United now know they will avoid Barcelona and Real Madrid in the first knockout round, although holders Inter Milan, managed by Rafael Benitez, lie in wait.
Look at his face, just look at his face: Anderson celebrates with team-mates
'It is always good to be first. That is important. We will avoid the bigger names, although they will come eventually,' said Ferguson.
It was not a totally successful evening for the Red Devils, with Pablo Hernandez's well-taken effort being the first goal United had conceded in the Champions League this season.
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