Felipe Anderson admits Manchester United ambition

Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson has openly admitted that he would like to play Manchester United at some time in his career.

The Brazilian was a transfer target for the Red Devils under former boss Louis van Gaal, but he has since dropped off with his performances.

Anderson was one of the big names after Antonio Candreva linked with a potential Premier League move, but his interest has cooled in recent months with Jose Mourinho seemingly looking at other targets ahead of the summer transfer window.

Despite this, the attacker has opened up on his dream to feature for the Red Devils, who celebrated a continental double during Mourinho's first season in charge at Old Trafford. The Special One guided United to EFL Cup and Europa League success, but the former Chelsea boss reckons to have won a treble with the Community Shield added to the tally.

Speaking to SportTV, Anderson said: "Every player dreams of playing for a team like United," the Lazio attacking midfielder told Sport TV. "After my season that was very good in the second year, there has always been a lot of speculation. If an opportunity shows up, or when I present myself at Lazio, I have to present myself very well. I leave it with my sister who takes care of my things, with my agents. I'm enjoying my vacation now, I don't even want to think about it."

Mourinho utilised an extended bunch of players during a long season at Old Trafford, and he has now suggested that vice executive chairman Ed Woodward will take care of the transfer proceedings as he is tired from his season-long work. United are yet to make a significant signing in the transfer window, but there is a sense that the club could announce the arrival of Benfica's Victor Lindelof before the end of the season.