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Man United outcast Anderson warns of summer exodus from Old Trafford


Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira

Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira

Matthew Peters

Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira

Manchester United outcast Anderson has warned of a summer exodus from Old Trafford after claiming several of his team-mates 'want out' of the club.

The Brazilian midfielder, who completed a loan move to Italian outfit Fiorentina during the January transfer window, is expected to make a permanent departure from United at the end of the season, seven years after arriving in a £26 million deal from Porto.

Anderson's failure to impress David Moyes saw the 25 year-old make just three starts under the new United manager this season prior to his move to Florence.

But with United currently languishing in seventh position in the Premier League and the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra all out of contract at the end of this campaign, Anderson claims that more players are ready to follow him out of the club.

"I am sure that lots of players want out," Anderson said. "Especially people like myself and Nani, who have been in Manchester for seven or eight years.

"Manchester United is a huge club, a club that does everything for its players, but sometimes a footballer wants to leave just to experience a different way to play football and to learn something as well.

"Playing in Manchester was great, it is a prestigious club with a lot of history.

"But I was there for seven or eight years and I want to show Fiorentina my quality and fight for a spot in the starting line-up. I thank all Manchester United fans for their love, but I'm here to stay."

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