The big news today is Anderson’s car crash after a night of clubbing in Portugal over the weekend. The midfielder had to be removed from his wrecked car before it exploded. Also, Tom Cleverly is reportedly close to a loan move to Newcastle and Rooney (and co.) are set to make their first appearances since the World Cup in Ireland.
With some suggesting that alcohol may have been involved in Anderson’s crash, we take a look at what this could mean for Anderson’s future…
The young Brazilian ran his car off the road in Portugal at 7am on Saturday following a night out at the clubs. Anderson had two passengers with him in the two-seater car, and fortunately all three were discharged from the hospital with minor injuries. It is still not know who the driver was or if alcohol was involved. Stretford-End.com has recently shown its support for Anderson, backing him to live up to his potential in he upcoming season. Incidents like this certainly do not help to win over fans though. The worst case scenario is that Anderson was the driver and was intoxicated. That kind of behavior would surely be the end of his Old Trafford career. But even if that’s not the case and he was just a passenger (in his own car), surely his late night partying must come as some concern for the gaffer. Especially as this is a player currently recovering from injury. Anderson’s rumored to have a strained relationship with Sir Alex, some reports suggesting the Brazilian was fined two-weeks wages for an unauthorized trip to Brazil. Late night clubbing and car accidents certainly won’t help their relationship. This is surely not the end of this story, so keep checking the Stretty Rant for updates on this developing story.
I’m actually not sure how I feel about this. I think a loan would do Cleverly some good and get him some valuable experience, but I’m not sure Newcastle is the right team for him. Also, with Anderson’s future put in doubt by the accident, we may need the talent that Cleverly provides in the midfield. What to do with Cleverly should certainly be a dilemma Sir Alex is facing right now.
I feel like I already read this. In fact, Stretty Stories had already reported that the World Cup players were play in Ireland on Wednesday, so I don’t really understand how this is news. Either way, it’ll be nice to have our World Cup participants back in the squad and preparing for the season ahead.
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