The 29-year-old winger was heavily linked with a move from his current club Inter Milan to Old Trafford last summer, with Jose Mourinho keen to strengthen his options in the wide areas.
As it turned out, United wouldn’t pay the reported £50 million fee the Italians wanted, and Perisic stayed put, although there’s a lot of Red Devils supporters watching his performance tonight who are wishing Ed Woodward had stumped up the cash.
Perisic’s tireless lung-bursting runs, combined with his teasing crosses and committed tackles singled him out as one of the game’s outstanding players – and it hasn’t gone unnoticed on social media:
— Scott Manton (@ScottManton) June 21, 2018
Sign Perisic! What are you waiting for? @ManUtd
— Draco_Evolve (@Draco_Evolve) June 21, 2018
I’m not sure why we was able to pay £50 Million for Fred, despite it being an unacceptable amount for Perišić. #MUFC
— Billy (@BilboRocky) June 21, 2018
Why didn't United try much harder to get Perisic? Proper decent him
— Paul Cobb (@cobby1972) June 21, 2018
Perisic 👀 #Jose
— Jonathan Henderson (@hndjon01) June 21, 2018
Perisic’s crossing is spectacular 👌🏾
— snock2️⃣4️⃣ (@snock24mufc) June 21, 2018
Anybody who never waa perisic at united a mad man. The kind a player that makes a mourinho team actually attack 😭
— BANTALATZ (@Suwagz) June 21, 2018
Still don't understand why United didn't buy Perisic some player ⚽
— Declan Cousins (@DeclanCousins) June 21, 2018
Perisic is too old . He’s a bloody thorough bread 🐎,🍻
— MANCHESTER IS 🇧🇷 again,fRED (@_DrunkJose) June 21, 2018
Manchester United fans that don't want Ivan Perisic because we already have almighty Anthony Martial and Rushford. 😂
— Reverend Stephen Outis (@AOStephenVII) June 21, 2018
Yes, Perisic is someone who would have greatly improved us had we got him last summer.
— . (@_uatiG) June 21, 2018
Is it too late to sign perisic changed my mind
— ahmed taj (@ahmed_taj18) June 21, 2018
I'd pick Perisic over "The piano man" though…dude is solid #WorldCup
— Dee Faku (@Dee____Faku) June 21, 2018
Mou wanted Perisic but Martial FC said he will block their supremo to develop now we this smh
— YEMO🇬🇭 (@Slim411) June 21, 2018
Of course, United have signed Brazil midfielder Fred earlier today, and they signed Alexis Sanchez last January, but is there any chance Mourinho could launch another bid to bring him to England?
What do you think?