Anderson could be paid off to leave Old Trafford.
Manchester United are considering the drastic measure of paying off Anderson in order to cancel the final six months of the midfielder’s contract, reports CaughtOffside.
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The Brazilian is in the final year of his current £60,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford and the Red Devils are desperate to offload the 26-year-old, but can find no potential suitors.
It would cost around £1.4m for United to remove Anderson from their books and it is something that they are considering in the New Year.
The South American has been considered something of a flop ever since his transfer from FC Porto back in the summer of 2007 in a move that eventually cost the 13-time Premier League champions a whopping £26m.
Since then Anderson has failed to truly establish himself at the Theatre of Dreams and this season has managed just two appearance for Louis van Gaal’s side, in the 4-0 Capital One Cup humiliation at the hands of MK Dons and the 0-0 draw with Burnley four days later.
Van Gaal has no desire to keep hold of the Brazil international – who was sent on-loan to Fiorentina last term – and perhaps cancelling his contract would be the best for all involved.
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