Manchester United midfielder Anderson will be offered the chance to end his nightmare spell at Old Trafford as former club Porto look to secure a loan deal for the Brazilian in January.

Anderson moved to United for £24m in the summer of 2007 having won two league titles with Porto and earned a reputation as one of the best young midfielders playing in Portugal.

Despite arriving with a burgeoning reputation and making an impressive start to his career at Manchester United, Anderson has struggled to make an impact in recent seasons and has started just 17 league games in the previous two campaigns.

Under David Moyes he has been handed just three league appearances and it seems he may well be surplus to requirements.

The Mirror reports that Porto are interested in bringing Anderson back to the club but they are not prepared to make it a permanent move and would instead like to take him on loan for the remainder of the season.

United may well prefer to remove the midfielder from their books all together but finding a buyer for a player who has such a bad track record with injuries may well be difficult.

Anderson is still only 25 years of age and will be desperate to get his career back on track. If he feels he will not have that opportunity with Manchester United then he may well be pushing for a move come the New Year.

The former Gremio midfielder played six times for Brazil back in 2008 but a serious knee injury somewhat stalled his progress and he will be desperate to once again prove that he has the talent to play on the biggest stage.

Should Moyes allow the midfielder to leave in January then it is likely that a new midfielder will be recruited as the former Everton boss missed out on two targets in Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera in the summer.