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Fans react on Twitter to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic performance

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Fans react on Twitter to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic performance

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the Lazio midfielder.

Serbia took on Costa Rica in the World Cup today and put in a solid performance, eventually coming away with a 1-0 win. Aleksandar Kolarov scored the winner with a fantastic long-range free-kick.

But for Manchester United fans the man to watch was Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Tipped by The Boot Room as one of 10 players to watch at the World Cup he has been linked with a move to United recently.

Valued at £87.5 million, did he live up to the hype?

The reaction to his performance was, in parts, mixed.

What was clear is that Milinkovic-Savic is a fantastic talent. Big and strong he rivals United midfielder and Serbia teammate Nemanja Matic for physicality.

But he is also extremely agile and nimble. Quick-footed, he often left Costa Rica players chasing shadows with some brilliant skill.

The highlight of his performance was perhaps an overhead kick attempt in the first-half. He leaped out of nowhere, defying his frame, before unleashing an acrobatic effort at Keylor Navas’ goal.

It was a good performance and one perhaps more indicative of potential than the finished article. Manchester United are undoubtedly in the running for the player but are not alone, with Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all chasing the player.

His display v Costa Rica certainly showed why there is so much hype over a player who can do so many different jobs in midfield. Improvements still need to be made, but the raw talent is clearly there.

Here is how fans reacted on Twitter…

 

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  1. JACQUI SMITH

    June 18, 2018 at 8:05 am

    MUST BUY MILINKOVIC SAVIC, WHATEVER THE COST. HE HAS GREAT TECHNICAL SKILL (LIKE POGBA) BUT IS ABLE AND WILLING TO PUT A SHIFT IN EVERY GAME (UNLIKE POGBA). I THINK HE IS THE IDEAL PLAYER TO BUILD AROUND. USE THE MONEY PUT ASIDE FOR BALE, AS HE OBVIOUSLY ISN’T BOTHERED WHETHER HE COMES TO UNITED OR NOT.

  2. Derek Hattersley

    June 18, 2018 at 8:52 am

    And plan B for when Savic decides to join Madrid or Juve….Marco Verratti. Slightly older but not past his prime probably cost less and a little bit more experience. Either would benefit United but being pessimistic Savic has more attractive suitors than Mourinho and when you can put 3 European Cups on your CV is he going to come to a Club who has not achieved at the highest level in recent years? And with a manager who’s tactics would not suit him.

  3. maslah Ahmed

    June 18, 2018 at 8:52 am

    jose do everything to sign milinkovic letz see him at old Trafford plz we need him.he is fantastic plyer his is our next carrick

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