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.
Wes Brown has always been seen as somebody who puts forward his views quite bluntly and yesterday too, he said something which not many players would have said on a public forum.
Brown called the 26-year old current Red Devils’ defender Anderson an Unintelligent player.
According to Brown, out of all the players that he has met or played with so far, he has found nobody lesser intelligent than Anderson.
Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder, Anderson enjoyed going through a very successful string of seasons during his earlier years when he performed with Gremio and Porto and his performances attracted the interest of Manchester United with the Premier League club willing to pay £18 million for a 19 years old player that had never played in a top and competitive league before.
In his debut season as a player of Manchester United, the young midfielder managed to make 24 appearances and went on to win the Premier League title with his new club.
Brazilian midfielder Anderson’s future at Manchester United may appear very bleak as he does not appear to be in the plans of new manager Louis van Gaal.
The former FC Porto man spent the last season on loan at Fiorentina were he did not impress much. As a result, it has been speculated that he may be returning to Brazilian football at the end of the campaign. Since he is out of contract in the next six months, is free to negotiate terms with foreign clubs after December. The lack of a transfer fee will potentially excite several Brazilian clubs.
QPR’s Harry Redknapp has voiced his opinion concerning how substitutions should work in football as the English manager had to substitute Sandro within the opening minutes during QPR’s Premier League match against Southampton but the Brazilian midfielder wanted to come back into the pitch in the second half but after a player is substituted off, he can’t enter the playing grounds.