Adel Taarabt is just 23, even though it seems he has been around for a long time. Still his career remains one so far of unfulfilled potential, there is no denying his talent; Just that a club like Manchester United are interested in him speaks volumes.
The Telegraph linked him with a £12 million January switch to Old Trafford yesterday, with United growing exasperated with under-performing players like Nani. Truth be told, he is yet to set the league alight for QPR this season, so the link has come out of the blue.
With winless QPR playing last night away to Sunderland, there was an opportunity for United fans to cast their eye over him and assess what he may be able to bring to the team.
QPR drew the game 0-0 away to Sunderland, with Taarabt substituted on 77 minutes. He had three shots on goal, and completed 78 per cent of his passes, making the joint highest number of dribbling attempts as anyone else on the pitch along with Samba Diakite.
Here is a look at the verdicts of United fans, based on last night via Twitter...
@rooplall09: I actually hope the Adel Taarabt rumours are true!! The guys got potential!
@manunited_world: Rather then trying to sign Taarabt, we should concentrate on making James Rodriguez our number 1 target
@sunny_sandhu7: If United buy Taarabt it would be the worst mistake since spending 7m on Bebe. Have two inconsistent &lazy wingers already in Young and Nani
@journorich: If Taarabt plays like he has tonight, I'd be happy to have him at United. Doesn't happen often enough though.
And two contrasting opinions from before the game...
@glazersout1: What's all this adel taarabt bullshit that's going around, not fit to lace the boots of Bebe let alone sign for utd
@carlgord07: Man utd should never miss the opportunity to sign taarabt
What did you think of Taarabt's performance last night? Is he good enough to play for United?
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