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Grumpy Manchester United ‘have to win every trophy’ or else face bitter disappointment, claims Anderson

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester United are grumpy if they do not win every trophy, insists midfielder Oliveira Anderson.

The Brazilian playmaker is desperate to clinch silverware for the Reds this year after a disappointing campaign last season – ending only with the Charity Shield.

And the 24-year-old – who is an Olympic bronze medallist – claimed that the pressure for a United player to win trophies is justified and they must do more to dispel rivals Manchester City’s reign at the top.

 “We have to do better,” said the midfielder, who was brought in as a replacement for Paul Scholes.

“Manchester United has to win every trophy and we’re disappointed if we don’t.

“There’s always pressure to do well when you play for this club. Last season we lost the league on goal difference and everybody was sad. But we have to forget that and concentrate on this season.”

And after suffering yet another injury-blighted season last year, Anderson is eager to force his way into a competitive midfield and play alongside new signings Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie.

 “I think the team looks good,” Anderson added. “At the beginning of the season it’s always difficult but we’ve got a couple of wins and now we want more.

“Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie have a lot of quality. They make it easier for the rest of the team when they have so much talent.

“It also means everybody works harder to try and keep their own place.”

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