Hold the back pages if Lucas Moura comes to England. Forget about the hundreds of other pretenders out there. This kid can truly be anything that he wants to be.
You see quality highlights on YouTube even for fairly average players. But when you look at the compilations for Moura, you can immediately see that this kid will be head and shoulders above anyone else in a few years. He simply doesn’t know how to play football that isn’t beautifully imaginative and almost impossible to execute.
He can beat his man three or four times at once, he’s lightning fast, he can pick a short or long pass and hit an unerring shot. He can beat half a team on his own. Simply put, Moura can have the same influence on a game as Messi in a few years time.
When Cristiano Ronaldo came to Manchester United, you could sense something special happening. He may have been frustrating at times in his early career, but the speed of foot and thought was there for all to see. He was someone who was different from the rest.
The same could be said for Moura and with Manchester City and Chelsea strengthening all the time, the signing of Moura would be the perfect response for United. Rumour has it that a delegation of Manchester United executives has gone to Brazil to speak to his representatives. If I was Sir Alex I would tell them not to come back unless the deal gets done.
United fans everywhere should be very excited about this one.