Manchester United: Forget Brazilian Playmaker And Focus On Bundesliga Star

It’s been a nightmare start at Manchester United for new boss David Moyes, but unlike some of the fans he won’t be giving up any time soon. As the Scot keeps plugging away at his job the rumours keep coming, and the newest one seems to be that Brazilian playmaker Everton Ribeiro is a target and there has been a bid put in, and rejected, for his services from an unknown English club. Whether or not this is United is unclear, but what I am here to say is that David Moyes should forget about the Cruzeiro player and focus on Bundesliga ace Ilkay Gundogan.

For me the Germany international is one of the most impressive midfielders on the European stage and it is no coincidence that Borussia Dortmund are struggling this season without him in the side.

Incredibly he’s still only 23 years of age and he has been a massive part of the Black and Yellows season, but due to injury he has played just once this season.

Last term though he played 45 in all competitions and was crucial to their run in their run to the Champions League final.

He is an intelligent player who enjoys being in possession but is equally as effective when squeezing opponents off the ball.

He can play in a deeper role or just behind the strikers and is willing to cover every blade of grass for his team. He is a natural winner and has played eight games for the Germany senior side, so he knows exactly what he is doing, and is exactly the player United need in the middle of the park, in my eyes.