This season has acted as a microcosm of the Manchester United career of Brazilian midfielder Anderson.
There have been high points and inevitably low points as he started off the term injured, before playing his way back into contention with a number of strong performances before injury again curtailed his strong spell in the first team.
Anderson is somewhat of an enigma in that one game he can look like a world beater and in another merely a pedestrian, case in point being last week.
Against Newcastle he (and the whole team) were nothing more than ordinary whilst last Saturday against Everton, Anderson was one of the outstanding players on the field.
Anderson accepts that he hasn’t always been at his best but hopes if he can remain fit he can play his way into United’s illustrious history, as he told The Independent:
“I know that. I know that I have qualities to be a great player. I am still young, if I am physically well, and if I want to, I can be a great player.
I want to be a part of United’s history like Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, at least a little part of the club’s history.”