English Premiership

Felipe Anderson still 'dreams' of Manchester United

Felipe Anderson (Getty Images)
Felipe Anderson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Lazio winger Felipe Anderson has revealed that Manchester United were once interested in him and that he still dreams of playing for the Premier League club.

The 24-year-old was linked with a £47m move to the Red Devils in February 2016 but a deal could not be sealed and the Brazilian stayed at Lazio.

Anderson has admitted that he still entertains the fantasy of one day signing for a team like United.

He told Sport TV about United's interest, saying: “Two years ago, yes.

"After my season that was very good in the second year, there has always been a lot of speculation.

"It ends up that the player begins to think a lot about it and the focus goes away a little.

“Every player dreams of playing for a team like United.”

He added: "I’m enjoying my vacation now, I don’t even want to think about it.

"Of course it’s my career, my future, but I know the work I’ve done, and even what I have to do on vacation, take care of myself.

“Because if an opportunity shows up, or when I present myself at Lazio, I have to present myself very well.”

Fixtures
Sat 26 Sep 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United
The American Express Community Stadium
Sat 26 Sep 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Everton
Selhurst Park
Sat 26 Sep 20 18:30 PM (SAST)
West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea
The Hawthorns
Results
Mon 21 Sep 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Manchester City 3
Mon 21 Sep 20
Aston Villa 1
Sheffield United 0
Sun 20 Sep 20
Leicester City 4
Burnley 2
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Leicester City
2
2
6
2. Everton
2
2
6
3. Arsenal
2
2
6
4. Liverpool
2
2
6