Anderson has picked himself for next Manchester United game, says Sir Alex Ferguson

The 70-year-old says the Brazilian will start against West Ham after his impressive cameo at the weekend but has revealed Antonio Valencia is a doubt and Nani will miss the clash
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Anderson is certain to start against West Ham on Wednesday after his "outstanding" cameo in the weekend win over QPR.

The Brazilian came from the bench on the hour mark against the Rs and helped the Red Devils come from behind to post a 3-1 victory.

And, in recognition of the midfielder’s vital contribution, Ferguson revealed that he will be rewarded with a starting spot against the Hammers.

"I thought Ando won the game for us," he told MUTV.

"I thought his performance was outstanding. He took the game by the scruff of the neck and he was so positive and determined in his play that he picks himself on Wednesday."

The 70-year-old also revealed that Antonio Valencia will face a late fitness test on a hip injury, whilst Nani is set to miss out with a hamstring problem.

"We'll see what Antonio is like today and tomorrow. Nani is still going to be out [but] Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were on the bench on Saturday and they're available," he continued.

"It's good to have them as back-up and in the back four things are much healthier. We've got plenty of options in the midfield and up front – it's just the two wide positions [where we have problems in terms of availability]."