SAF is always saying you need to have faith in your youth though, and generally it pays off doesn't it? What if Nani, who was in a similar position to Anderson a while back had been given up on and a ready made replacement was bought instead? Utd have never been a club to just go and buy a massively established player to limit very promising youngsters from becoming what they can be. Besides, Anderson has showed more than just 'potential' to be fair. He has played great at times, he's just not fit enough, injury prone, and inconsistent.