Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed brother Martin believed Anderson would be better than Wayne Rooney. Martin was United's chief scout and recommended the former Porto midfielder's signing.

Ferguson recalls: "I sent Martin to watch him in every game for four or five weeks.

"Martin said: 'Alex, he's better than Rooney.'

"'For Christ's sake, don't say that,' I told him. 'He'll need to be good to be better than Rooney.'

"Martin was adamant."