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Oct 16, 2009

Anderson happy at United

Brazilian midfielder Anderson Oliveira insists he is happy with life at Manchester United following a difficult start to the season.

It was a disappointing start to the campaign for the midfielder but after being involved in just one of United's opening four Premier League games - the shock defeat at Burnley - Anderson is starting to find his form again.

The 21-year-old added another five appearances to his tally during September - and also managed to score his first goal for the Old Trafford outfit against Spurs, over two years after his £17million arrival from FC Porto.

And the midfielder admits he is enjoying himself again.

"I feel happy here,'' Anderson revealed. "Everybody has times that are not the best but I am at home here. I have been at Manchester United for three years. Everyone at the club is nice to me. It is like a family.''

Anderson suffered more than most in the summer upheaval that marked the departures of close friends Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.

He is still in touch with the pair, but feels it is time for United to look to the future.

"Ronaldo is still a big friend of mine," Anderson said. "Wherever he and Tevez are, nothing will change. We are great friends. "They were both very important players for this club.

"However, this often happens in football and the club has to move on. We still have great players here like Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Nani. Now we also have Antonio Valencia. United must go forward and not get stuck in the past.''

Sir Alex Ferguson will certainly be intending for United to go forward this weekend, when his side entertain Bolton looking for a win after that unexpected and controversial slip-up against Sunderland a fortnight ago.

Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans will both be checked after pulling out of midweek international engagements, while Edwin van der Sar is expected to earn a recall after breaking his fingers during a pre-season game in Munich.

As for Anderson, he is just hoping for another opportunity to add to his scoring tally.

"I should score more goals but the way the team plays it can be very difficult to get inside the area,'' he said. "Hopefully I will have more chances in the future and I can score lots more for Manchester United.''

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