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Manchester United make their first sale of the window - reports

Manchester United have sold Anderson to Fiorentina, according to reports, with the Brazilian having failed to impress during his spell at the club.

Jamie McDonald

Manchester United have finally sold Anderson, to Fiorentina according to the Manchester Evening News. It's not confirmed yet, but you can pretty much bet your life it'll happen very soon if it hasn't already.

After stealing a wage at United for a long time now, few are likely to mourn his passing, although it is a matter of some concern that we're weakening our squad (as long as Anderson is alive, he must have some use and therefore we are, very slightly, stronger with him than without) rather than strengthening it?

Or is it? Does the fact we're selling a midfielder mean we're about to bring one in too? Ever Banega is the latest link there in a highly realistic-looking deal. Well, we can dream.

Nonetheless, Anderson is never played these days so it's a mystery what it means. The reported fee of is a pretty healthy one we were lucky to receive, and I'm sure the player will enjoy his new environment and the culinary delights comparative to Sale's finest. Farewell, fat prince. You didn't try hard enough, had a poor attitude, and now you're getting your deserved punishment of a bumper payday and having to be forced to move to a really good team playing in one of the world's most beautiful cities.