David Moyes has told Brazilian flop Anderson he can leave Manchester United.

The midfielder is not part of Moyes's plans and will be sold in the next transfer window.

Old Trafford bosses are desperate to get him off the wage bill - and Starsport understands United will listen to offers in the region of £8m for the 25-year-old.

He has made just two starts this season and four appearances in total after finding himself out of favour in the new regime.

A club source said: "Anderson isn't up to the standards required. He just hasn't fulfiled his potential. If someone makes a decent bid for him in January he will be sold."

His departure will free up his £60,000-a-week wages and help Moyes sign a top midfielder next summer.

Anderson joined United in 2007 from Porto for £27m. He was hailed as one of the brightest young talents in Europe and tipped to be a huge success .