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Manchester United flop Anderson moving to Brazil club Internacional, Mata bids him goodbye

2.50K   //    02 Feb 2015, 19:20 IST
Anderson of Manchester United in action during the Capital One Cup second round match between MK Dons and Manchester United 

Manchester United’s out of favour midfielder Anderson has been reported to have finally completed a transfer back to his country Brazil. The Brazilian, who arrived at Old Trafford in 2007 from FC Porto, will join Internacional on a free transfer.

The Goal has reported that the 26-year-old reached Brazil in the weekend and completed his medical successfully, with the announcement expected to happen on Monday. It has also likely that Louis van Gaal’s club will have to shelve out a six-figure sum in order to compensate for the Brazilian’s wage losses, despite being sold in a free transfer.

The Bronze medalists with Brazil in the 2008 Olympics at Beijing was brought to Manchester as one of the most thrilling young talents in the world but the Brazilian couldn't live up to the expectations and struggled after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013.

The three times Premier League winner has failed to find a place in the first team and has just made just 10 appearances in the last two seasons with United.

Mata’s message for his outgoing Manchester United teammate

Juan Mata, Anderson team-mate with Red Devils, confirmed the news by bidding adieu on his personal blog : "I want to wish good luck to my friend Anderson, who is back to football in his native Brazil. All the best, my friend!

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