Luca Cigarini: Why Man United Should Sign The Most Underrated Player In Italy
David Moyes beginning at Manchester United has been less than impressive with his signing(s) earning him shtick and his team not playing well, many fans have become worried that perhaps they might not be English football's force to be reckoned with any longer.
What United have been missing is someone to take games by the scruff of the neck. Rooney can do it up front but it's in the middle of the park that they're missing an all-action midfielder, a player who could - Sir Alex cover your ears - do for them what Gerrard has done for Liverpool over the last decade and a half.
While that might be something of a stretch for the man, Atalanta's brilliant midfielder Luca Cigarini at least fits the bill in passing. A beautiful range of distribution, strong in the tackle, a battery that never runs out and an eye for a long-range screamer, Cigarini has also been nicknamed 'Il Professore' for his intelligent reading of the game - so he's far from just a player who runs his socks off without a second thought.
While only signed by Atalanta this year, the Serie A side are a selling team and would likely let go of the man for the right price next summer.
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