Anderson: Man United will lose 30-40% when Sir Alex Ferguson retires
Manchester United midfielder Anderson admits the Red Devils will feel Sir Alex Ferguson's loss when the manager retires
Anderson admits he finds it hard to envisage how Manchester United will cope when Sir Alex Ferguson’s decides to finally retire from management.
The 70-year-old is currently pursuing his 13th Premier League title after overseeing United’s most decorated era since the Glasgow-born coach took over at Old Trafford in 1986.
Ferguson signed Anderson from Porto in 2007, and the Brazilian midfielder admitted the Red Devils manager has been a huge influence on his career since swapping Portugal for England.
“Manchester United is Alex Ferguson,” Anderson said. “When he leaves the club will lose 30-40 per cent. So much depends on him.
“He’s a father to all the players, a very respected person, and when he retires the football world will really feel his loss.
“He always helped me, and I have a great affection for him. He lives for training and always wants to know how his players and their families are.”