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Anderson is set for a second chance at Manchester United under Louis van GaalGetty Images/Clive Mason

Anderson's future at Manchester United has taken a dramatic U-turn after the Brazilian international was included in the club's 25-man Premier League squad for this season.

All top-flight clubs are requested to submit their squads to the governing body following the closure of the summer transfer window, including an unlimited list of Under-21 players who they wish to select throughout the campaign.

No club is allowed to register more than 17 players who do not count as home-grown, which regards players who have been registered with English and Welsh clubs three seasons or 36 months prior to their 21st birthday.

Having spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina, Anderson's future at Old Trafford appeared to be over, particularly after he wrote a heartfelt message to United fans upon his departure.

"Thank you Manchester United for all you gave to me," Anderson wrote in January in an open letter via his Instagram account.

"It was a pleasure and a proud to be part of this tremendous club. I will never forget my great colleagues and friends, all the amazing people that work in the club and obviously the fantastic supporters, always on my side.

"Love you all and you always be in my heart. Wish you all the best because we always be together United family. Now I have to leave because I really need to play."

The 26-year-old was then reportedly informed he was surplus to requirements at United by new manager Louis van Gaal and was then replaced by new signing Ander Herrera as the club's number eight, with the ex-FC Porto midfielder being given the number 28 shirt for the new campaign.

However, after earning a surprise substitute appearance in the Premier League draw with Burnley, Anderson has been included as one of 17 non-home-grown players in United's squad and looks set to earn a second chance at the club following years of failing to fulfil his potential.

Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2007, Anderson has failed to hold down a regular first-team place at United with his wayward shooting and poor performances making him a figure of derision among some supporters.

After Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez all secured deadline-day moves away from United, Anderson - who had been linked with a move to Burnley - could yet leave the club in the upcoming emergency loan window that opens on 9 September but would be restricted to moves within the Football League.