The 27-year old striker became just the fourth player in United history to score 200 goals - behind Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley - when he scored a brace in the 4-2 Champions League victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night and his exploits have certainly not been lost on Anderson who played for the Red Devils between 1987 and 1991.
"He's a United great and his record says that, 200 goals is great," Anderson said at a Vauxhall Youth Football Programme in Rotherham.
"He is only 40-odd short of Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, so he has to be talked about like that.
"He has had his ups and downs with the supporters but when it comes to matters on the football pitch, he gives 100 per cent and I am personally pleased he is back on board.
"Some supporters will remember the events of the summer but a lot of them will think of him for what he does on the football field and the great goals he has scored over the years."