It has been reported in numerous football blogs that the 25-year-old is high on the list of potential candidates to replace Evra.
The Eintracht Frankfurt left-back has performed solidly this season, turning in performances that are reminiscent of Evra’s most fruitful United campaigns.
The German has been in inspired form in the Bundesliga this season and the Reds sent a scout to his Europa League match against Porto to get a first-hand look.
James Smith, United’s new head of technical scouting, identifies transfer prospects based on core attributes and statistical contribution and is believed to have alerted Moyes to the defender.
After applying some basic football algorithm, it’s clear that Oczipka is one of the best left-backs in the game: averaging five tackles or interceptions a match, as well as having low figures for fouls and errors.
Going forward, he has created 31 chances in the Bundesliga and is averaging around two key passes a game.
In comparison to Luke Shaw, the current starlet of English football, Oczipka’s stats make far better reading. Shaw has created just 18 chances and is averaging less than one key pass a match, however both players boast a 78% passing accuracy.
While Shaw has age on his side, it is a well-known fact that he is a Chelsea fan and various news outlets have the Blues as favourites for his signature. Meanwhile, Oczipka could be available at a cut price due to his contract expiring in 2015.
He is represented by SportsTotal, an agency who also represent United targets Toni Kroos and Marco Reus. Their managing director Sascha Breese was spotted with Moyes at a Bayern Munich match last month.