Man United’s Anderson could return to Porto

Man United’s Brazilian midfielder Anderson is pushing for a route out of Old Trafford, reports The Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old is hoping for a move away from the Red Devils in order to improve his chances of featuring at the 2014 World Cup, which will take place in his native homeland.

Anderson has found playing opportunities limited at United recently, and it is believed that Porto would be keen to bring the midfielder back to the club where he began his European career.

He played for the Portuguese outfit in the 2006-07 season before joining United, but Porto could face stiff competition from South American clubs for his signature.

A source close to the player told Goal.com: “Anderson is desperate to play for Brazil in 2014 and knows he needs some regular match time. Sir Alex can’t offer him the first-team football that he wants.”

It is believed that United would want between £17m-£22m for the player, which could effectively rule him out of a move to many of the interested parties.

South American clubs have used third party sponsors to finance big name signings in the past, notably when Ronaldinho left AC Milan to join Flamengo in 2011. Should this option fail to materialize, however, club and player could both see a loan move back to Porto as an ideal short-term solution.

Anderson has featured 93 times for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, scoring five goals since arriving in the North West in 2007.

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