London, Jan 9 (ANI): Brazilian midfielder Anderson has admitted that he is not fit to wear the Manchester United shirt, and vowed to return to the lean, mean figure that wowed fans at Porto before his move to Old Trafford in 2007.
Anderson has failed to deliver a goal threat from midfield with just one strike in 96 appearances in United's 3-1 victory at Spurs earlier this season.
"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed in my goal performance at United. In fact it makes me sad. And one of my first objectives is to get back to the condition I was in at Porto, then start scoring goals which decide matches because that's vital for any player's career," The Sun quoted Anderson, as saying.
"I know that a footballer of my ability, who is accustomed to playing an attacking role and is used to scoring goals regularly, must be sad to only score a goal every six months. But I must not let myself feel dispirited. I need a run of games where I'm doing well," he said.
Anderson, 21, knows he could struggle to stay in the first team unless he produces some explosive form soon.
The midfielder, who came to England in a 35 million pounds joint deal with Porto team-mate Nani, is well aware that bigger names than him have tried and failed to make the grade at Old Trafford.
He added: "Some great players haven't managed to do well at United because it's such a demanding club. (ANI)