Since Javier Hernandez took over for Berbatov, Manchester United’s attack looks strong and ready to strike in 2012-2013. With Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney rounding out the top, Sir Alex Ferguson should look to replace Berbatov with a dominant midfielder.
Lucas Moura is on the top of the list.
The Red Devils have been without dominant midfielders for quite some time, and this offseason could finally be the time to fix that.
Moura has great attributes that could add to Manchester United’s attacking philosophy. His 20 goals and 15 assists with Sao Paolo make him one of the most sought-after prizes of 2012.
But at 19 years of age, while Moura does have tremendous potential, it may be a very risky move to spend £30 million on a player with just one full season of professional ball under his belt.
Moura will participate in the upcoming London Olympics as a part of Brazil’s U-23 team and that performance could very well determine his fate in the Premier League.
It could settle the difference between labeling him as a monster prospect or a huge sunk cost.