The Manchester United midfielder Anderson has said that there is no truth in the rumours linking him with a return to Portuguese football at the end of the season.

The former FC Porto midfielder has struggled for first-team opportunities in the Manchester United team in the last few seasons. He was an £ 18 million signing only a few seasons ago. He was a regular for the club and even started numerous important matches over the years. However, several injuries at key times in the season have limited his impact and there is a feeling that he may be not be able to recover if he continues at Old Trafford.

As a result, Manchester United are thought to be interested in sending him out on loan deal to Portuguese football in order to help him or even sell him permanently. This has been dismissed out of hand by the midfielder, who is extremely keen on staying at Manchester United and fighting for a first-team spot. Even though he has spent more than five years at the club, he is still 24 years old only. Hence, he still has a lot of time to rediscover his form that made him appear 152 times for the club.

“In Portugal, I have only ever played for Porto and if one day I came back, I would play for them. But the return to Portuguese football is far from happening. United will not let me go and I will not put myself in that scenario,” said the 24-year-old in response to the questions about his future. The emergence of players like Tom Cleverley and the arrival of players like Shinji Kagawa has further limited the first team opportunities for the Brazilian. He was once on the cusp of being first-team regular for the Brazilian national team.