Brazilian dismisses interview and claims it didn’t take place.
Former Manchester United midfielder Anderson has dismissed quotes attributed to him which suggested that he knew of several players at the club who wanted to leave.
After failing to find a regular spot in the starting line-up at Old Trafford, the Brazilian star secured a loan move to Fiorentina during the January transfer window and made his debut for the club last month.
Anderson insists that he hopes to turn his loan deal into a permanent move between now and the end of the season, although he made headlines earlier this week with claims in an alleged interview that he was aware of several players at United wanting to leave the club.
However, he has taken to his personal Instagram account to deny making those comments, and insists that he would not say anything negative about a club that he holds close to his heart.
“I’m shocked and surprised with a supposed interview that never existed,” wrote Anderson on Monday night.
“I never gave any interview, much less to say bad things about a club that I love, a club where I grow up [sic] and that gave me so much.”
The 25-year-old did reveal at his official press conference that he was excited to join the project in Florence, and is keen to repay the faith that Viola boss Vincenzo Montella has shown in him.
However, the former Porto star is seemingly unaware of a player exodus in Manchester, with manager David Moyes struggling in his first season in charge of the Premier League giants.
Having signed Juan Mata in January, the Scottish tactician is hoping to boost the morale of his players in the second half of the season, and while the British media heaped further pressure on him following Anderson’s supposed comments, it appears as though he still has the backing of the players.