Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has heaped praises on Lucas Moura as the player netted a brace to help Spurs inflicted a defeat on Manchester United on Monday.
Harry Kane opened the lead for the North Londoners and Moura added another two goals as Spurs humiliated United 3-0 on their own turf to pile more misery on Jose Mourinho.
Moura arrived in January from Paris Saint Germain as Daniel Levy secured his signing for a fee of £25m. Moura was a constant threat to United defence as his fluid moves and sheer pace troubled the United backline pretty badly.
Vertonghen said, “He is a nightmare to play against.
“We play against him every day in training and he’s just a nightmare. He works hard, he has goals in him — left foot, right foot — and so much pace. He’s a great player and an even better guy, so everyone is very happy.
“Obviously, he missed pre-season last year and that’s very important to understand the style of play and having the fitness to cope with what the attackers have to do because they run so much.
“He had a great pre-season this time from what I’ve heard. He’s an unbelievable guy, everyone in the dressing room is so happy for him. I think you could see that. Everyone was hugging him.
“He had a couple of tough years in Paris and last year he didn’t play as much as he wanted. This year, he’s here and he’s an unbelievable player.”