Manchester United linked attacker pips Chelsea star as this weekend’s best Brazilian

Lucas Moura

Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura was voted as this weekend’s best Brazilian player.

In a poll conducted by ESPN Brazil, Manchester United linked star Lucas Moura overcame Chelsea’s Ramires and Real Madrid’s Marcelo as the best Brazilian player of the weekend.

The Brazilian international was a reported January transfer target for Manchester United boss David Moyes, and it would take a lot of money to prize him away from the French capital.

The young winger joined the mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain from Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo for a reported €45m in 2012, and has gone on to make huge strides in France.

This season, under the stewardship of former United defender Laurent Blanc, Lucas Moura has started 14 league games, netting nine goals and assisting a further three. His performances have certainly impressed Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari, and at just 21-years-old Moura already has 31 caps to his name.

This weekend, he played 80 minutes during the table-topper’s impressive 3-0 victory away at Bastia. He was a constant thorn in the host’s side, as he made three key passes, completed three dribbles, recorded six turnovers and assisted the opening goal.

Moura beat international teammate Ramires to the vote, as the Chelsea star came in second place whilst Real Madrid’s Marcelo came in third.

Ramires was his industrious self during the Blues’ 4-0 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur – maintaining an 88% pass completion rate whilst mopping up any dangerous Spurs breakaways.

Missing out on the vote, however, won’t alarm the Chelsea man as arguably the biggest domestic prize of all – the Premier League crown – is edging closer to Stamford Bridge with each passing week.

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