Lazio forward Felipe Anderson has revealed he is unsure as to why he was unable to complete a transfer to Manchester United. The 23-year-old was long been linked with a move to Old Trafford as the former Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal wanted to land him.

The Brazilian international was wanted by United in the summer of 2015. However, the 20-time English champions and the Serie A outfit were unable to agree on a transfer fee and that allowed United to sign Anthony Martial from AS Monaco.

Van Gaal wanted United to make an approach for Anderson in the January transfer window, but the deal did not take shape. Even the forward is unaware as to why his proposed move to the Premier League collapsed.

"Why it did not work for me? I don't know. But I am very calm, I have a very long contract ahead," Anderson told Globo Esporte.

Despite Anderson's failed move to United, the player admitted that he is willing to leave his current employers in the summer transfer window, if Lazio receives an offer which is good for both the club and the forward.

Felipe Anderson
Lazio star Felipe Anderson was wanted by Manchester United Getty

"I have a good relationship with the club and when I receive a proposal that is good for me and especially for the club, I will leave, but I'm calm and I hope to do well in the Olympic team," the South America explained.

Meanwhile, Anderson remains hopeful that Lazio will release him to take part in the Rio 2016 Olympics. He revealed that it would be a dream for him to make it to Brazil squad for the global event in his homeland.

"You know how much it is difficult for the club to release a player, right? But we are talking, I have a good relationship with the team and, no doubt, it is a dream [the opportunity to compete in the Olympic Games at home]," Anderson stressed.