With 27 goals and 14 assists for Germany and Dortmund last season, Marco Reus has cemented himself as one of the hottest properties in world football.

It is no secret that he is one of the most sought-after men in Europe, but why aren't Manchester United 'breaking the bank' to land the dangerous German?

This summer alone, Manchester United have been heavily linked with moves for Thiago Alcântara, Gareth Bale and (currently) Cesc Fabregas, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo.

But why aren't the Red Devils looking at a man who would fit perfectly at Old Trafford, considering they could get him for half the price of Ronaldo or Bale. 

After United's controversial loss at the hands of Real Madrid in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League last season, Reus reportedly had this to say: "I love Man. United; that was NEVER a red card."

If the young Borrusen does indeed love United, why have United not used this as a way to lure the German to Old Trafford?

For years, United have been missing a versatile attacking midfielder/winger; Reus could be the answer to this dilemma. Reus can play behind the striker, as well as on both wings.

When put out wide, Reus makes amazing off the ball runs that can open up goalscoring opportunities for himself, and his team-mates.

Reus also possesses the kind of technique and finishing ability that is extremely difficult to find in a modern-day winger. He is a dynamic player; the type United only truly possess in Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Most importantly, Reus can restore some culture to Manchester United's wide-play. Cristiano Ronaldo may very well have been United's last cultured winger. Nani and Ashley Young showed glimpses of this, but that quickly fizzled out.

Reus' consistent performances at Dortmund being taken to United would certainly apply pressure on Nani, Antonio Valencia, Young and even Wilfried Zaha to put on 'champion-worthy' performances in order to play key roles in David Moyes' Manchester United squad.

Reus is considered one of the best players in the Bundesliga, but some may say he is still underrated. He may very well be one of the best footballers in the world. One could only imagine the deadly partnership he would make with Van Persie. Manchester United really should consider 'breaking the bank' in order to get the £35million rated man into a United jersey.

Although it looks very unlikely at this present moment in time, should Reus sign for the Red Devils, Bayern München would be encouraged to hold onto their Champions League crown firmly, because their champion status would certainly be under jeopardy.


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