Big season ahead for Manchester United midfielder Anderson
Brazilian midfielder Anderson believes his improved fitness can help earn him a regular berth in the Manchester United first-team.
The 25 year-old is now beginning his seventh season at Old Trafford, but is yet to showcase his talents on a consistent basis.
With David Moyes replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm of the Premier League champions, Anderson hopes his strict summer training regime will allow him to impress the new manager.
"I just want to play as many games as I can. I just hope I can stay clear of injuries," the former Porto player told Inside United.
"I've been training hard on the training pitch and in the gym and working on my conditioning. I am pleased with how things are going and, whenever the manager needs me, I will be ready.
"I have been doing more running, which has helped my fitness. The physios in Portugal have helped me a lot, as have all the coaches at United. I have also been working hard myself. I have built up the strength in my knee, worked hard in training.
"I have been eating well and sleeping well, while I have also been coming into training on my days off to do more work. It has really helped me and I feel great.”
Anderson made just 17 appearances in the Premier League last season and has not represented Brazil since 2008. While still relatively young, he recognises the importance of the next 12 months.
"I think it's a big season for me, for everyone. However, I don't want to say that and then pick up another injury. I have often started seasons well, played six or seven games and then got injured.”
Anderson is yet to start a game for Manchester United this season, featuring for just 27 minutes, so far.