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Manchester United: Fans react after this admission from Ivan Perisic

Manchester United: Fans react after this admission from Ivan Perisic

Manchester United fans reacted as Ivan Perisic, who is valued at £27 million (by Transfermarkt), admitted he was very close to signing for the club.

The BBC was reporting that club representatives were in Milan to discuss a deal back in the summer of 2017.

In an interview with The Athletic, the 30-year-old talked about wanting to link up with former Old Trafford manager Jose Mourinho.

He said: “How close was I to going there (United)? Very close. It was an amazing thing for me when Jose called me. It was difficult to say no to him. In fact, I really, really wanted to join him and play for United.” (Source: Twitter)

However, circumstances have since seen Perisic join German champions Bayern Munich on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent deal in the summer transfer window (via Goal).

In stark contrast, Manchester United are dealing with injuries to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, leaving Jesse Lingard as the club’s only senior attacker (via Transfermarkt).

Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku were also let go in the summer to Internazionale on loan and permanent deals respectively.

Fans couldn’t believe the quotes from Perisic as they took to Twitter.

Here is a selection of tweets from the Old Trafford faithful:

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