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Former Manchester United Midfielder, Anderson, Retires

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Former Manchester United midfielder, Anderson, has retired from playing football. His retirement news was revealed by Turkish club, Adana Demirspor, where he has been playing for a year now.

The Brazilian midfielder went to Turkey in 2018, but after a quiet season, he decided to end his playing career this season at the early age of just 31.

The Chairman of Adana Demirspor, Murat Sancak, revealed to newsmen that Anderson will remain with the club in an off-field role, and to ensure the process was secured ,Anderson reportedly took a significant pay cut.

"Anderson spent the camp period very well, but was not involved in squad planning. Anderson got a job, he went to work and decided to quit football," Sancak told Radyospor.

"Anderson reduced his contract which was €600,000 for this season to €200,000. Anderson will continue to work at our club. I think it will be especially effective in our foreign relations."

The Turkish club is also planning to hold a testimonial match for Anderson on October 12, in a marquee fixture against Turkish giants, Besiktas, to bid the player farewell for the potential which he offered the club in a short period of time.