Brazilian winger Alisson reiterates desire to play for Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Cruzeiro midfielder Alisson has reiterated that he would like to play for Manchester United in the future.

Previously, Alisson said Juventus and Man United were two clubs who he had a particular draw towards and the 22-year-old hasn’t changed his mind.

With three goals and three assists in 13 appearances for Brazilian side Cruzeiro this season, Alisson has hardly been setting the world alright but moving to the Premier League is a dream he is holding on to.

In an interview with Goal.com in Brazil, Alisson said: “It is true. I have a very special affection for the two clubs but as I said, today I’m more calm, focused and clear.

“I have the dream of playing in Italy, if not in Juventus for any other team like Inter and Lazio and I also dream of playing in England, which has very cool and competitive football.

“In my opinion, the Premier League is the best league in the world, so I would love to play there or Italy.”

He might want to play for United but the club is at a bit of a crossroads with Louis van Gaal likely to leave this summer which will leave a new manager, potentially Ryan Giggs or Jose Mourinho, with a big job ahead of him to rebuild the squad with so little time due to Euro 2016.

That means somebody like Alisson, a player who is unlikely to have been scouted in any great depth if at all, will be a long way from a move to Old Trafford regardless if it is his dream or not. Of course, that won’t stop any player naming us in the press to drum up interest – it’s an age old tactic after all.

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