Manchester United stole the spotlight during the summer transfer window as the Premier League club signed the veteran and proven attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as well as also securing the services of Paul Pogba for a colossal transfer fee of €105 million.
Brazil international Felipe Anderson is one of the top players in the world to have come out of Santos Academy.
The academy has produced football stars in various leagues in the world of recent. Barcelona’s Neymar, Robinho and Gabigol are examples. The 23-year old Anderson was in action at the recently concluded Rio Olympics, helping his country win their first ever gold medal in the men’s event.
According to the latest reports from Football Italia, Felipe Anderson’s agent has slammed a €50m price tag on the player, as interests in the player continue to increase.
The initial interests in the player from English giants Manchester United might have reduced over the past 18 months, but the report claims there are other clubs interested in the player.
Former QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has praised Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli as one of the most promising in English football right now.
Manchester United summer transfer target Felipe Anderson, says he will not be leaving his current club, Lazio as the season ends.
The Red Devils have been trying to sign the Lazio star since last summer and reportedly opened talks on a deal in March.
According to reports, United are willing to pay up to £39m to land Anderson but he looks set to stay at Lazio - at least until 2017. The winger's sister and agent Juliana Gomes said:
"My brother won't be leaving Rome during next summer."
There was once a time when Anderson had the chance to take the world under his control as the Brazilian player was labeled as the next big thing of Brazil with the media hyping him up so much that Manchester United splashed out €30 million in signing him when Anderson was only 19 years old.
Anderson’s time in Manchester United wasn’t a very impressive one as he only scored 5 goals in 105 appearances and the Premier League club started to lose faith in the Brazilian player, this is why Anderson was dropped to the sidelines in his last few seasons at Old Trafford.
Manchester United sustained their 3rd successive defeat in all competitions after losing against Norwich City on December 19 when both sides faced off against each other at Old Trafford.
Cameron Jerome and Alexander Tettey put the scoreboard 2-0 in favor of Norwich City and despite a 2nd half goal from Anthony Martial, it wasn’t enough for Manchester United to avoid dropping more points in their race for the Premier League title.
The spotlight is back on Corinthians manager Tite after he managed to lead the club to another Brazilian league title following a 4-1 victory over Atletico PR.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed concerns that some of the United players are unhappy in the dressing room due to a bad atmosphere.
Van Gaal has gone to the extent of stating the example of Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick. He says that both these big-name players approached him to request some slight modifications in training. According to Van Gaal, this demonstrates a great atmosphere within the dressing room since even the top players are able to approach him with their concerns. Questions have been raised about Van Gaal’s time at United.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea concluded a brilliant campaign by winning the club’s Player of the Year award.