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United midfielder Anderson has completed his move to Serie A club Fiorentina.

Matt King

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has completed his move to Serie A side Fiorentina.

All talk of his departure suggested that it would be a loan move, though there are now conflicting reports as to whether that's the case. Lega Serie A announced on their website that his move was a permanent one, though Fiorentina have since declared his stay to be temporary, as was initially expected.

In this case, it's unfortunately more than likely to be a mistake on the part of Serie A, rather than Fiorentina. Either way, Anderson's parting statement, though rather nice, didn't exactly suggest he was planning on returning:

"Thank you Manchester United for all you gave to me. It was a pleasure and a proud to be part of this tremendous club. I will never forget my great colleagues and friends, all the amazing people that work in the club and obviously the fantastic supporters, always on my side. Love you all and you always be in my heart. Wish you all the best because we always be together United family!"

If the move -- as seems most likely -- is only a loan, let's just hope he impresses enough to earn a permanent stay.