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

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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.”

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