Erik Lamela, the Roma wide-man, has been in exceptional form for his club in just his second season in the Italian Serie A. 

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has already bagged 14 goals in 27 league games for the Rome based club and does not intend to slow down as the club look to push for a spot in Europe.

Manchester United's wingers have been less than impressive of late. It's no secret that Nani may be on his way out this season due to his inconsistent performances - coupled with the fact that his contract ends in two years. 

Antonio Valencia has also struggled this season, and only scored his first goal of the season in the mid-week clash against West Ham United. 

Sir Alex may keep patience with the Ecuadorian but with a possible summer clear-out, it's hard to say which under-performing players will be tolerated and which ones will be on their way out. 

Lamela is known for his exceptional dribbling ability and his electrifying pace. He does not lack the confidence or capability to take on and beat defending players down the flanks or through the middle.

He also packs a really mean long, proven by his impressive goal-tally. Lamela can also pick out his team-mates and make crucial and key passes to them.

One possible drawback about the player are his defensive attributes - with a lack on contribution at the back. United may have to do something about that should they look to induct the player to Old Trafford. 

The Argentinian is also very versatile and is able to play in a central attacking-midfield role or out on the right. He has also been played as a striker for Roma which would certainly give the Red Devils extra options. 

Although if they do decide to bring him in, my guess is he would most likely be played out wide.

United would do well to acquire him as he would fit well into their swift and deadly counter attacking play which was used to devastating effect when Ronaldo, Tevez and Rooney were spearheading it.

With exceptional ball control and distribution added to his immense pace, the Red Devils would add a genuine attacking threat down their flanks.

 

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