Anderson: I never said players want Manchester United exit

The midfielder was quoted as predicting an exodus of players from Old Trafford but he has now vehemently denied doing the interview and underlined his love for the club

Anderson has rejected quotes attributed to him claiming a number of Manchester United players are keen to leave Old Trafford.

The midfielder reportedly said "a lot of people want out", even naming winger Nani, after he completed a loan move to Fiorentina - adding that he has no intention to return to the club.

But, writing on his Instagram page, he insisted the interview never happened and underlined his affection for United.

"I'm shocked and surprised with a supposed interview that never existed," he wrote.

"I never gave any interview, much less to say bad things about a club that I love, a club where I grew up and that gave me so much. Shame on you!!!!

"I'm like a fan and love the club."

Anderson arrived at United seven years ago in a big-money move from Porto but failed to live up to initial expections and has now joined Fiorentina until the end of the season with the option of a permanent move.