97% pass accuracy, 7 dribbles: Lucas Moura shows why Manchester United wanted him

Once Manchester United target impressed for PSG despite loss to Chelsea.

Two summers ago Manchester United launched a keen pursuit of Sao Paulo wonderkid Lucas Moura, and at one stage it looked like he was close to a move.

That was before big spending PSG blew them out of the water, with a financial offer which was beyond anything the Red Devils were prepared to offer.

It's been a mixed experience for Lucas so far at PSG, recently losing his place in the Brazil squad, but he certainly impressed last night against Chelsea, despite the Ligue 1 side's eventual defeat.

Named as a starter in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, Lucas illustrated why he is so highly regarded, with Chelsea netting their crucial strike just minutes after he was substituted off.

Moura's display was statistically impressive, with his composure and fearlessness so nearly paying off for the French champions.

He completed 97 per cent of his passes on the night, the highest of any player on the pitch, even more impressive considering it was away from home in front of a partisan Stamford Bridge crowd.

Lucas Moura completed seven successful dribbles as he caused problems for the Chelsea defence, more than the starting XI of the Blues managed combined (6).

His speed was a constant problem for Chelsea, and just 21-years-old, he shows the raw attributes which can yet help him develop into one of the world's best footballers.

One player already approaching that, who is currently said to be being targeted by Manchester United is Marco Reus.

The German international also single-handedly turned Borussia Dortmund's Champions League tie with Real Madrid around.

Reus scored twice for Jurgen Klopp's side before half-time, only for Madrid to hold out on their first leg lead to edge the contest 3-2 on aggregate.

Playing on the right wing, £33 million rated Reus provided five key passes as well as scoring his two goals in a man of the match display.

If United can convince him to join in the summer, it may yet be a better addition than Lucas Moura would have been a couple of years ago, for Reus is already looking the finished article and a new challenge can only take his career to further heights.

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