Fulham are keen to offer Anderson a way out of Manchester United as they attempt to convince the midfielder to move to Craven Cottage on loan for the rest of the season.

The 25-year-old arrived from Porto for £20m back in the summer of 2007 and made 38 appearances in all competition in his first season with United. However, his influence has gradually decreased and after numerous injury setbacks he now rarely finds himself amongst the first team squad.

Anderson has been handed just two starts in the Premier League this season and it seems David Moyes does not see him as a player who can make a genuine impression in midfield.

After such a frustrating spell at United it seems Anderson may be offered an escape route, with the Manchester Evening News reporting that Fulham are interested in signing him on loan.

Fulham have recently appointed Rene Meulensteen as their new head coach and the Dutch coach knows Anderson extremely well from their time together at Manchester United.

The west London club have endured a difficult start to the season and manager Martin Jol has come under increasing pressure after seeing his side concede seven goals in their last two league games.

Fulham are third bottom on the league after securing just 10 points from 11 games this season and Jol will be desperate to turn around performances as quickly as possible to avoid a relegation battle.

Should they complete a loan deal for Anderson in January then the Brazilian would surely be hopeful of gaining more regular game time in a team that has severely underperformed.

Jol already has two players on loan, in Darren Bent and Adel Taarabt, but both have failed to make a significant impact since joining the club in the summer.