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Tostao says Man Utd flop Anderson has blown his career

Brazilian legend Tostao feels Manchester United midfielder Anderson has blown his career. The ex-Brazil forward who played at two World Cups and scored 32 goals in 54 games for his country believes that the 26-year-old midfielder has only himself to blame for not living up to his potential.

Tostao told 442: "When [Brazilians] move to the Premier League, I think they become more disciplined, get to know the importance of the collective game and develop the tactical part.

"The point is to learn all this without losing technique.

"If they cannot do this, it's their fault.

"Anderson is a classic case. If you remember him as a young player, he was pretty much like Neymar, but after playing there he became predictable.

"But he's the only one to blame for this. It's not down to the Premier League.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is not Brazilian but can be seen as a player who grew up tactically and developed his technique in England.

"Anderson was skilful but didn't have great technique, the ability to apply his skills in a big game."

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