Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Anderson will take time to adjust to Premiership life.

"He'll take time. He's 19 years of age and is a player with great skill, I'm sure he'll be okay," he told United's official website.

"I thought he found it difficult against Sunderland because of the speed of the game and the way they set their stall out made it difficult for us.

"Also if you look at the four that played - Anderson, Eagles, Tevez and Nani - they've never played with each other.

"But we were pleased to get 45 minutes behind Anderson. Hopefully, the two weeks before the Everton game will give him a chance to improve."