Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson insists he’s surprised a move to Manchester United never happened last summer.
The Brazilian international was the subject of a major bid from Man United last year, which was confirmed by Lazio chief Igli Tare and he had been continuously linked with a move to Old Trafford after the Italian club rejected an inquiry from Man United into the his availability.
He looked like a definite addition at Old Trafford in January but the deal never went through and Anderson insists he will leave when the club receive an offer which will benefit both camps.
“I don’t know why it didn’t work out. But I’m very calm, I have a long contract ahead,” he told Globo Esporte.
“I have a good relationship with the club and when I get an offer that is good for me, and especially for the club, I will leave.”
He’s a very versatile player as he can play across all of the font positions and would have been a great signing for Louis van Gaal, who prefers players who can perform in a number of different roles.
United failed to qualify for the Champions League last campaign and plenty said attracting good players would be difficult but with Jose Mourinho coming in at Old Trafford we haven’t had any problems in acquiring Eric Bailly and creating deals for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Anderson may be interested in playing underneath the Portuguese boss at Old Trafford and we could certainly use a player with his quality up front, addressing his United move could be a hint to get the ball rolling one more time.