With a history of injuries since his 2007 arrival at Old Trafford, the 25-year-old has struggled to nail down a place in the first team but, after coming off the bench in the Red Devils' opening-day win over Swansea City, is keen to get as involved as possible in 2013-14.
"I just want to play as many games as I can. I just hope I can stay clear of injuries," Anderson told Inside United.
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"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.
"I think it's a big season for me," he added, "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.
"I'll tell you at the end of the season if it's been a big season for me!"