In an exclusive interview with M.E.N Sport, Anderson has insisted he is still loving life at Old Trafford even if he does want to play more often.

Anderson is determined to stick around and fight for his United future – but the Brazilian accepts he cannot wait forever.

The 25-year-old midfielder has a huge challenge on his hands to win back a place in Reds boss David Moyes’ engine room in time to make an 11th hour bid to secure an international comeback and realise a once-in-a-lifetime World Cup dream in his own country next summer.

He hasn’t featured for United since the 2-1 home defeat to West Brom in September but he certainly hasn’t fallen out of love with Old Trafford.

“I have played only two games this season and I tried to do my very best for the team. But it is very hard when you only play a small part now and then,” the South American told M.E.N Sport after a surprise visit to present a new football kit to Timperley Villa’s Under-11s squads on behalf of his lawyer, Chris Farnell of IPS Law, who are sponsoring the outfits.

“But I am not unhappy. I am enjoying it and I know I will be ready whenever the manager picks me.

“I haven’t spoken to David Moyes about my situation because I think I have a good situation at the moment. I love this club and I have been here for over six years.

“I am only 25 years old and I have about seven years football left in me. So I have time on my side and I am happy at Old Trafford.

“I had a lot of injuries last season. I have come back now to help United. I came back in pre-season and felt good and I have been fit now all season.

“I just have to wait for the moment and when it comes for me then I have to take that opportunity.”

Anderson’s absence from Moyes’ plans for the last nine matches has alerted rival clubs and it is understood there is plenty of interest in either a permanent deal or loan move away.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s former Reds number two, Rene Meulensteen, is now assistant to Martin Jol at Fulham and is thought to have urged his new boss to go for the Brazilian.

“I cannot say anything about other clubs showing an interest. I am at Manchester United and am a Manchester United player. I have to do my job here and work hard every day to make it work because that’s what I want,” Anderson added.

“I am not thinking about moving on. All I am thinking about is helping my team, my team-mates and doing the best for myself. I am a Manchester United player, I love the fans, I love the club. I love the way everyone supports the club – it is amazing. It is the best club in the world.

“It is good with the new manager. I have no problems with David Moyes. He’s new and it is completely different. We have to help him to be successful.

“Every single player wants to play every game. I am the same as all the rest. I am only 25 years old but I cannot stay one more year and not play. I need to play. But you cannot demand to play, you have to be patient and when you get your chance you have to do well.

“The club have always been nice to me but if I have to go eventually then I have to go. But I will work to do my best for United.”

Ex-manager Fergie signed Anderson in the summer of 2007 for £18m from Porto.

His initial impact was promising but knee injuries have since blighted his progress.

He signed a four and a half year contract extension in December 2010 when he was again finding form but then soon after ruptured his cruciate knee ligament.

But he believes he can reproduce the form that made him a crowd favourite in his early years in Manchester.

“It is hard to say my career here has been frustrating because when I look back, I have won every trophy available almost,” he said.

“I have won four Premier League titles, the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, two League Cups... everything.

“The only thing that has been frustrating at times for me is that I have had some big injuries. I had one year that was very, very bad.

“I was just 24 when I had that bad year. So that was difficult. But I came back strong and am fit again. I am happy with that.

“I feel fit now and I just need the games. I believe that if I had games and a good run of them then I could show again the player I was in my first and second seasons at Manchester United. That was the real Anderson.”