Anderson hails United boss

The Brazilian believes that bond is the key to United’s success.

“He is the big daddy, especially to the young players,” said Anderson. “He supports them and gives them the maturity needed to achieve things. Above all, he trusts them.

“Basically he tries to keep everybody happy. He has created a big family I feel comfortable with.

“We are all good friends. It is why Manchester United is the greatest team in the world.”

He added: “Cristiano [Ronaldo] was fantastic for me when I joined and continues to be a great support. Having Robinho in town as well is good because he is always available to help out if needed.

“It is great for me. People might talk about those star players but I am happy just to be one of the group.

“I am enjoying my football and I just hope I can keep helping the team to win trophies.”