Anderson eyes lengthy stay

Anderson is keen to stay with Manchester United for as long as possible and emulate the success enjoyed by two of the club greats.

The Brazilian midfielder is keen to attempt to replicate the careers Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have achieved at Old Trafford.

The former Porto man sees himself staying with United for the bulk of his career before returning home and playing for Gremio.

The 22-year-old has made 65 Premier League appearances for the club, although he remains a long way behind the likes of Giggs and Scholes, who have 601 and 457 appearances respectively.

"I want to make history here," said Anderson.

"I look at players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes and I want to do what they have done.

"I want to remain here until just before the end of my career.

"Then I hope to return to Brazil and finish my career with Gremio."

Meanwhile, Anderson believes England's lack of passing may have contributed towards the nation's poor showing at the World Cup finals.

The Three Lions were well below par in South Africa and the United ace thinks too much dribbling by England's players made it tough on themselves.

Anderson felt England's frantic running around added little to their game and better use of the ball would have resulted in improved displays.

"Fitness is a priority but it is more important to make the ball do the work," he told United Review.

"You don't need to run all over the pitch. It is much better to pass the ball well from one point to another.

"It can move faster than you can, so you should keep football simple and pass the ball as much as possible.

"In England, sometimes people think you aren't very good if you don't run around a lot.

"But I think that is one of the reasons why England don't do very well at World Cup finals. They run around too much."

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