Over the years, Manchester United has had some of the best players in the world. There are players who joined Manchester United as stars but failed to live up to their potentials due to different reasons. One of the stars is Anderson who is hardly remembered by the Manchester United fans. The attacking midfielder was one of the best youngsters when he joined the Red Devils from FC Porto in 2007.
However, Anderson did not become a star midfielder in the Premier League as expected. According to one of his former teammates at Old Trafford, Anderson loved a lot of pizzas, McDonalds and takeaways. This made him overweight and he suffered a lot of injuries. He was often used as a substitute by Sir Alex Ferguson who was by then the manager of Manchester United. Rafael Da Silva revealed in his autobiography that Anderson had problems with his diet and excessive weight and that's why he didn't become a star.
Rafael Da Silva wrote:
"We could be on the team coach and pass the services on the motorway and Anderson would jump on impulsively and yell 'McDonalds, McDonalds'. He loved McDonalds, pizzas and takeaways. That made him overweight. The guy was crazy but I love him. Give him a football and he would just play with freedom and sometimes, if he got a good run of games, he could play as any other player in the league."