British newspaper reports that Anderson set to leave Manchester UnitedAnderson's days at Manchester United are thought to be numbered -
Since taking over as Manchester United manager this summer, Louis van Gaal has promised to rid the squad of deadwood and bring in fresh faces in an effort to make the club more competitive in the Premier League this season.
26-year-old Anderson has scored five goals in over 100 appearances for the Old Trafford club but was loaned out to Italian side Fiorentina last season.
Capped nine times by the Brazilian national team, the midfielder was hopeful of persuading the new manager Louis van Gaal that the stories about his perpetual lack of fitness were untrue.
According to British newspaper the Daily Mail, however, these hopes quickly disappeared when he went down with a calf strain two days into the initial strength and conditioning tests at the club's Carrington training ground last month.
The former Grêmio and Porto man did not, therefore, take part in United’s pre-season tour of America and it is expected that he will be offloaded before the transfer window closes in an effort to make room for fresh faces at the club.