During the Milan derby last weekend, a star was born and his name is Marcus Thuram. The forward - who was chased by Manchester United in the summer - netted in Inter's thumping 5-1 win over AC Milan on Saturday, confirming he is one of Serie A's brightest talents.
The Frenchman - son of legendary defender Lillian - has made a flying start to the season in Italy with two goals and two assists from four games. This is a season that has already seen him score his first goal for France this month.
After his beautiful finish to make it 2-0 to Inter in the derby, he has already shown to boss Simone Inzaghi that he is irreplaceable in this team.
With his strength and raw speed, Thuram is a hurricane that is blowing down everything in his path as he prepares to continue his impressive form against Real Sociedad in the Champions League.
Indeed, Erik ten Hag's failure to secure the Frenchman will make for more frustration on Man United's part after watching Harry Kane also flock to a European rival and have success in front of goal. The Red Devils ended up signing Rasmus Hojlund from Inter's rivals Atalanta for £72m and he has not yet scored.
The 26-year-old is the benchmark for Inter that the club wants to build the team around for the future. There was a real soap opera around Romelu Lukaku after Inter failed to bring him back to the San Siro but Thuram's four games in Serie A this season have put an end to all of that.
Edin Dzeko's departure to Fenerbache was also painful, but Thuram has re-written the script for Inter in attack. He is the best possible partner for Lautaro Martinez due to his incredible blend of physical strength and dynamism.
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