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Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Anderson has been rescued from the burning wreckage of a car following a crash in Portugal.

The 22-year-old reportedly spent several hours in hospital on Saturday morning after the accident just outside Braga, but is believed to have sustained only minor injuries.

According to reports, Anderson had spent the night at Sardinha Biba nightclub before the car left the road and flew into a field at around 7am local time.

Two companions who were also in the car at the time were admitted to St. Mark’s hospital along with the Brazilian, with all three being released before lunchtime after treatment for concussion, whiplash, and shock.

Portugese press have quoted the Gestifute agency, which represents Anderson, as saying the midfielder had suffered an “almighty scare” but would be returning to Manchester to continue his recovery.

The former Porto man is currently out of action after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in February and is expected to return to first-team action in late September.

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