He is convinced that Wazza staying is the best outcome for manager, player and the club.
Anderton told the Daily Star Sunday: "I hope Wayne stays because for me he's still one of United's best players. Maybe he's not happy there at the moment.
"But I would think David Moyes would want to get the best out of him and he is capable of doing so.
"If he played for a club like Real Madrid he would be unbelievable. There are so many goals and so much creativity in La Liga.
"But I don't think leaving United would be a good career move."