Anderson might have been the very best participant on the planet if it wasn’t for his love of McDonald’s, his former teammate has revealed.
The Brazilian retired from soccer aged 32 final 12 months, ending his profession with Turkish aspect Adama Demispor.
He’s greatest identified for his eight years with Manchester United having received 4 Premier League titles in that point.
Nonetheless, Anderson struggled with points surrounding his weight and physique all through his profession and former Pink Devils teammate Rafael revealed the ex-midfielder had a selected penchant for the American quick meals outlet.
In his new joint autobiography with twin brother Fabio, the ex-United full-back mentioned: “We might be on the group coach and move the providers on the motorway and Anderson would bounce up impulsively and yell ‘McDonald’s, McDonald’s’.
“The man was loopy, however I like him.
“Give him a soccer and he would simply play with freedom and typically, if he received a superb run of video games, he might play in addition to any participant within the league.
“Not solely that, however when he was enjoying effectively, we have been enjoying sensible soccer. He picked up numerous large accidents after which his issues with consuming the best way he did began to have an effect on him.
“It was no coincidence that his greatest kind got here when he had numerous video games as a result of that was when he couldn’t eat a lot.
“I’ll say one thing about Anderson – if he had been an expert soccer participant, he might have been the very best on the planet.
“I’m saying this was all seriousness. I don’t know if he ever took something significantly. He simply liked life in such a straightforward and informal means.
“In some ways in which was a top quality. It was what made him so in style and some of the in style gamers on the membership. However he would simply eat no matter was put in entrance of him.”
Anderson joined the Pink Devils from Porto in 2007 and performed 181 instances for Man United.
The 2008 Golden Boy winner had a mortgage spell at Fiorentina in 2014 earlier than shifting to Internacional in his homeland. He spent the ultimate two years of his profession in Turkey.