Man Utd ponder pulling Anderson out of Beijing

With Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Owen Hargreaves out, the United boss is short on midfield options for Monday night's Premier League clash at Portsmouth.

Fergie will be tempted to call back Anderson, whose Brazil side lost 3-0 to Argentina in the Olympic semis yesterday.

The star's tournament now ends after Friday's bronze-medal play-off with Belgium.

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