Manchester United midfielder Anderson has rubbished reports linking him with a return to Portugal, Sky Sports understands.
Anderson, 24, joined Manchester United from Portuguese giants FC Porto in May 2007 for a reported transfer fee of €30 million.
Upon joining United, Anderson earned his first international cap for Brazil against Mexico on 27 June 2007 in the Copa América in Venezuela.
Anderson has found playing time hard to come at Old Trafford this season, but he remains undiscouraged, which is surely due to a spike in form, and time on the pitch, in recent weeks.
With United ‘on the rise’ as they say, the Brazil international is reluctant to take his talents elsewhere, and smartly so.
In addition, the Brazilian added that if he returned to Portugal, it would only be to play for Porto.
“In Portugal, I have only ever played for Porto and if one day I came back, I would play for them,” Anderson told A Bola.
“But the return to Portuguese football is far from happening. United will not let me go and I will not put myself in that scenario.”
The Red Devils are scheduled to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park at the weekend, with Anderson most likely to start on the bench.
Now then, should Anderson leave Old Trafford for pastures new, or should he fight for his place in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first XI?
Feghouli happy with form
Algeria international midfielder Sofiane Feghouli has been delighted with his recent purple patch of form for Valencia CF, Sky Sports reports.
Feghouli, 22, is said to be attracting interest from English Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United.
However, the former Grenoble Foot 38 starlet has insisted that he wants to stay at Valencia.
“I understand that the fans want to know if I will sign a new contract,” Feghouli told reporters.
“What I know best is how to play football and off the field I leave things to my agents, who I trust completely. I am very happy here and I want to play for this team as long as possible.”
Regarding his current form, Feghouli added: “I am very happy with my form at the moment. “Scoring goals from midfield is a joy. It takes pressure off the strikers at the club.”
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has made 12 appearances for Valencia, in all competitions, this season, tallying five goals and two assists, including two goals in four UEFA Champions League starts.
Valencia’s poor start in La Liga, 4-2-4 (9th place), has not effected their Champions League form, with Els Taronja sitting at the top of Group F at the moment.