Man United boss Ferguson full of praise for match-winner Anderson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson reserves praise for "match-winner" Anderson after midfielder's display against QPR

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Sir Alex Ferguson's side beat QPR 3-1 on Saturday Photo: The Sport Review

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Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on Anderson for his performance against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, saying the midfielder “picks himself” for Wednesday’s clash against West Ham United.

The Brazilian was named man of the match as United came from a goal down to beat the Premier League strugglers 3-1 at Old Trafford.

And Ferguson, who also confirmed that Nani would miss the visit of the Hammers through injury, felt the 24-year-old was the difference between the two sides.

“I thought Ando won the game for us,” Ferguson told MUTV.

“His performance was outstanding. He took the game by the scruff of the neck and he was so positive and determined in his play that he picks himself on Wednesday.”

The United boss also revealed that Antonio Valencia would undergo a late fitness test ahead of Wednesday’s clash at Old Trafford.

“We’ll see what Antonio is like today and tomorrow. Nani is still going to be out [but] Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were on the bench on Saturday and they’re available.

“It’s good to have them as back-up and in the back four things are much healthier. We’ve got plenty of options in the midfield and up front – it’s just the two wide positions [where we have problems in terms of availability].”

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