Former Manchester United power development trainer Mick Clegg has provided an insight into the struggles of former United midfielder Anderson, who was signed from Porto in 2007 with much promise.
Anderson had won the “Golden Boy” award two years before his arrival at Old Trafford, but struggled to make an impact overall due to injury and fitness issues.
Clegg, who spent four years working with Anderson, revealed that the Brazilian midfielder was a lazy individual who always had excuses.
He shared that he even threatened to hit Anderson with a stick, which prompted a humorous response from former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Clegg shared that Anderson was capable of being an “absolute stormer” of a player but he chose not to put in the work, and was instead a “party animal.” Anderson eventually returned to Brazil in 2018 after winning four Premier League titles and a Champions League with United
. Clegg, who also revealed how Ferguson was good at boxing and that Roy Keane did not like Teddy Sheringham, was employed as a Power Development Trainer by the Red Devils.