Manchester United rekindle interest in Felipe Anderson

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Manchester United have had some disappointment in the transfer window in recent weeks having decided against signing Pedro, and then being told Sadio Mane will not be leaving Southampton this summer.

After drawing 0-0 at home with Newcastle United yesterday Louis van Gaal admitted he is always looking to improve on his current crop of players, and according to ESPN, the Red Devils are rekindling their interest in Lazio forward Felipe Anderson.

The Old Trafford club were on the trail of Anderson earlier in the summer, but talk of a move went quiet. However, United are preparing to go back in for the Brazilian to add to their attacking threat.


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Manchester United have been linked with a move for his Lazio team-mate Lucas Biglia throughout the summer, and Lazio will be keen to hold on to both of their prized assets and build on their third place finish in Serie 'A' last season.

Anderson received a lot of praise for his performances last season as he scored 11 goals in 37 appearances to help the Italian club qualify for the Champions League play-offs, and at 22-years-old, is one of the hottest young properties in European football.

He was named as one of seven back-up players for Brazil in the 2015 Copa America, and made his debut for Dunga's side in a warm-up match against Mexico.


Despite United looking solid at the back at the beginning of this season, they have failed to click on the attacking front. Wayne Rooney has struggled with the responsibility of leading the line, however he should have gotten off the mark yesterday if not for an extremely tight offside call.

Memphis Depay is yet to mirror his performance against Club Brugge in the Premier League, and Adnan Januzaj has failed to impress despite grabbing the winner against Aston Villa.

Anderson would offer some much needed pace and movement to a United side that often look static and devoid of ideas, but it remains to be seen how much it would cost to prize him away from Rome.

Manchester United fans, what position do the Red Devils need to strengthen before the window close? Have your say below!

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