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Unbelievable squad key to Manchester United’s three-front trophy hunt, claims Brazilian midfielder Anderson

By Alex Bysouth

Manchester United’s ‘unbelievable’ squad is the key to success this season, according to Brazilian midfielder Anderson.

The Old Trafford side are still on the hunt for three trophies with the weekend’s FA Cup win, topping the Premier League table and preparing for a mouth-watering Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

The Brazilian made a rare start against Fulham in the cup on Saturday and understands Sir Alex Ferguson can afford to rotate players with the quality at his disposal.

“We have unbelievable players,” he told MUTV. “I know the boss has two or three teams, he doesn’t play 11 players all the time, he changes players and I think he has an unbelievable squad.

“I don’t want to be the manager at this moment because there are a lot of quality players.

“The boss tries to keep everyone happy, sometimes that’s difficult, but that’s the club – this is Manchester United.”

The 24-year-old has been plagued with injuries this campaign, but feels he is gradually returning to match fitness – just in time for the Red Devils’ run-in.

“Just when I think everything is fine I have to get back again, stay out for one month, come back and now it starts to go slowly,” he said.

“I’m not 100% fit yet – I need maybe one or two more games, then I think I’ll be 100%.

“It’s important for me to not have any injuries anymore.”

And Anderson was pleased to be involved in the victory over Fulham, insisting everyone at the club is determined to end United’s recent FA Cup woes.

“Every competition is important at this moment for Manchester United,” he added. “The FA Cup is very important for everyone.

“Four-one is a good result but we have not finished here, we have three or four more games to get to the final.”

“Rio’s been here for ten years and he hasn’t won the FA Cup – it’s important for everyone.”

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