Matheus Cunha to Man Utd: Who is Atletico Madrid forward? Age, statistics & FIFA 22 rating for Brazilian star

The former RB Leipzig and Hertha BSC attacker is the latest player to be linked with a summer move to Old Trafford.

Manchester United could be set to make a transfer move for Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha, according to various reports.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed that United have held ‘direct talks’ with the Brazilian’s agents but that no agreement had been reach.

The Italian journalist added that Atletico Madrid would want more than €50 million to let the player leave.

With the Red Devils desperately looking to sign attacking reinforcements in the remaining weeks before the window shuts, the 23-year old may very well be an option that they pursue.

Here is everything you need to know about the players including his career statistics so far and, for the gamers, his FIFA 22 rating:

Who is Matheus Cunha? Brazilian forward linked with Man Utd move

Matheus Cunha is a 23-year old striker who plays for Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

Despite his relatively young age, Cunha already has over 150 first team appearances across European top flight football.

After being a part of the youth set up at Brazilian side Coritiba, the striker began his senior career with Sion in the Swiss Superleague.

After ten goals in 32 appearances during his debut season, Cunha caught the eye of German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

He spent two seasons with Die Rotten Bullen before switching to top flight rivals Hertha BSC where he spent another two seasons playing in the Bundesliga.

In total, Cunha made 40 appearances during his time in Germany and netted 13 goals before heading to Spain to join Atletico Madrid in 2021.

His debut season in La Liga saw him make 37 appearances across all competitions and score seven goals.

On the international stage, Cunha has seven senior caps for the Brazil men’s national side with his first coming in September 2020 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bolivia.

Matheus Cunha FIFA 22 rating

Cunha has an overall rating of 79 in FIFA 22 with a potential of 85.

His best attributes are his dribbling (86), Acceleration (84), Sprint Speed (86) and Agility (85).

His attacking stats are highlighted by a high score for finishing (80) but a poor Heading Acc. score (64).

You can see Cunha’s full FIFA 22 stats HERE.