Anderson targets injury-free run
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Manchester United midfielder Anderson is determined to put his injury problems behind him as he attempts to recapture his best form.
The Brazilian admits that the club's fans have rarely seen the best of him during his previous six seasons at Old Trafford due to a number of niggling fitness concerns.
However, the 25-year-old is keeping his fingers crossed that his luck is about to change as the squad gear up for their first campaign under David Moyes' leadership following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as manager.
Supporters have seen glimpses of his talent in the past, but the former Porto star's inability to stay fit long enough has certainly been a source of frustration for everyone connected with the club.
Anderson said: "It's not just the fans who've been frustrated, I've been frustrated. I never asked to be injured, I don't want to be injured. I want to play every week for Manchester United, I love being here.
"My first years here were good then I got bad injuries. Last season I was doing good for six games, then I started to feel my knee. I felt the pain but I kept playing because I wanted to help my team, but then I had to stop playing.
"I felt like I was making a step forward and two back. Just when I think everything is fine I get an injury.
"I want to do my best for the team, want to play 90 minutes and not have to come off. To do that I need to be 100% fit."