Player Report: Should Manchester United Move For Experienced Playmaker With 10 Goals In 15 Games?

It’s that time of year again – people start picking holes in Premier League sides and stick their nose in regarding who they should be looking to sign in the new year. I’m no different, just to let you know, and I am of the opinion that the man Italian sources are reporting is on Manchester United’s radar would be a fine acquisition.

CalcioMercato say that Zenit playmaker Danny could be the man that David Moyes is keeping his beady eye on, so let’s dig into the 30-year-old’s statistics.

Danny is a Portugal international with a wealth of experience under his belt and could be a shrewd piece of business. It could even bring the best out of Tom Cleverley – although that’s unlikely.

He has played in all four of Zenit’s Champions League games so far this season, making seven key passes and winning 7/15 of his take ons. He is a little nippy player who exceeds in the technical side of the game.

He has scored 10 goals in just 15 games in the Russian Premier League, which is remarkable for a midfielder, and he has already sculpted 38 chances. He is an energetic player who can link the midfield to the attack, much like Shinji Kagawa, and if you watch this clip you will realise why the prospect of this signing excites me so much.

Danny has played 142 games for the Russian outfit and scored 49 goals.