Anderson hasn't played for the first team since August 30.


Louis van Gaal has challenged Brazilian midfielder Anderson who hasn’t played for the Reds since the goalless draw v Burnley earlier in the season.

Few weeks ago, reports had it that the Red Devils were set to cancel Anderson's contract January. Van Gaal said the 26-year-old who joined United from Porto back in 2007 hasn't been fit enough to get a match under his belt but admits he has started training with the senior team again.

‘He’s now coming back. He was injured but he’s training now with the team. I cannot say what had happened last year but in my four months here, he’s had a lot of injuries, Louis van Gaal is quoted saying by the Daily Mail.

‘So I cannot judge him but when he trains he trains at a good level. He’s not always fit and that is more his problem now.

‘I can’t pick him now because you have to be fit. For the first three months the culture of a trainer is fitness. That is the smallest thing you can demand. Professional league fitness.

‘Fitness is the most important thing. First you have to show your fitness. Not for just one day but for several weeks.’

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff.


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