There is “nothing” in the rumour that Lazio’s Felipe Anderson is set to join Manchester United, according to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Reports this week suggested the Brazilian forward was set to be Man United’s first signing of the January transfer window.
Anderson was reportedly set to move to Old Trafford for a fee of around £35m. However, Di Marzio claimed that United are yet to approach the player:
@bIindinho nothing at the moment
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) January 1, 2016
Whatever the validity of the Anderson rumours, it is good that United are targeting creative players.
It is crucial that van Gaal – or whoever is managing United – brings in one or two players in January to freshen up the squad and inject some impetus for the rest of the campaign. United’s season is quickly unravelling and they need to arrest the slump.