Reds planning January additions up front.
The Brazilian attacker has lit up Serie A in recent times, showing himself to be one of the finest young prospects in Europe with some superb goalscoring and wing play.
United tracked Anderson throughout the summer, with Chelsea also keeping an eye on his situation, but eventually decided to bring in Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial in up front.
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Still, according to Fichajes.net, Louis van Gaal could revive his interest in the talented 22-year-old when the transfer window re-opens in January, with negotiations already underway.