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Cristiano Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand were once left in hysterics after an interviewer asked them who the best player in the world was, and Anderson gave a brilliant answer.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that, even back when he played for Manchester United the first time, Ronaldo believed he was the greatest player of all time.
Back then the forward was more winger than striker and was yet to score all of his 450 goals for Real Madrid, but the Portugal star already believed he was the best.
The revelation came when he was on a red carpet for a film premier, and he was joined by Ferdinand and Anderson for a quick interview.
The question was put to the trio who the greatest ever was, Rio sincerely answered Diego Maradona, whilst Ronaldo partially jokingly said 'me.'
That's when the microphone was put in front of Anderson, with the midfielder picking up on his teammate's answer and saying "My name is Diego Maradona," leaving his colleagues in stitches.
Whilst the former Porto player would eventually go on to be the butt of many jokes for United, particularly by rival fans, his career at Old Trafford may have panned out differently.
According to Ben Foster, the 2008 Golden Boy winner could have been the best player in the world, but he just didn't care enough.
"Everybody would say that he could have been the best in the world at one point. But he just didn't care, he didn't care about anything. Honestly, he didn't care about anything [laughs]," the former United keeper said earlier this year.
"But you put him on a pitch and he was like that. Carlos Tevez was the same sort of thing. Put him on the pitch and oh my god. There has got to be something in being South American, there's got to be something in that."
He did play a role in winning several trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson, including the Premier League and Champions League double in 2008.
During normal time and extra time of the final in Russia, against Chelsea, Anderson didn't get a single touch of the ball, being brought on in the 119th minute for penalties.
He cooly stepped up and slotted his spot kick home, with one of the best penalties you're likely to see, with Nicolas Anelka's saved attempt coming just three players later, and winning the trophy for United.
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