However, many Red Devil fans believe Moura is not really the player that Sir Alex Ferguson should be spending his time or money on. Moura is considered more of an attacking midfielder, and many consider defensive midfield the Red Devils' weakness. Also, Tom Cleverly and Shinji Kagawa provide young skill at the attacking midfield position.
If Manchester United were to let Moura slip through their grasp, he would easily be signed by one of their Premier League rivals and would be used to directly to attack the Red Devils' weakness.
As the deal between Manchester United and Lucas Moura becomes closer and closer to an official signing, here are some reasons why Moura will do well at Old Trafford.
Moura has impressive pace for a central midfielder. His overall speed allows him to get down the field in a hurry and be a threat to opposing defenses. His quick feet give him the shiftiness to weave throughout the defense and into striking distance.
The 19-year-old from Brazil has also shown he is a dual threat. His great vision allows him to spot open teammates, even from across the field. With his incredible leg strength, Moura can send an accurate laser pass to a teammate or a dagger shot to the back of the net. Opposing defenses will have to tightly guard the attacking midfielder and take him away.
He also has the ability to get back on D if necessary. His strength and size allow him to disrupt transitions and take the ball back for his team.
Manchester United has a young team, and Moura would seem to be a good fit for them. He would add to their powerhouse attack. His speed would allow him to move up and down the field, and both his attack and defensive skills would help the Red Devils be more successful in the midfield.