VIDEO: Ex-Manchester United target denied Maradona-esque wondergoal

Manchester United target Lucas Moura nearly scored the best goal of his career in PSG's win over Marseille.

The pressure has cranking up on PSG's Lucas Moura in recent months, after he was left out of the last two Brazilian national squads.

With time running out ahead of the World Cup, he is under no illusions he needs to up his game at the Ligue 1 champions.

A former transfer target for Manchester United, the winger came close to doing something really special. 

Moura took possession of the ball just outside his own penalty box and charged forwards with pace and power, evading tacklers to lift the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper.

Only then would he be denied by a late saving clearance, what would have been a goal to put even Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the shade.

It was a glimpse of the talent which had PSG pay in the region of £40 million for him, and will hopefully inspire him to create further pieces of magic, if next time with even more success.

image: © Doha Stadium Plus Qatar

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