Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez shone for Colombia in their 3-0 win against Poland in their latest 2018 World Cup fixture on Sunday, and Manchester United fans have urged their club to sign the ace, rated at £63m by Transfermarkt.
The 26-year-old joined the La Liga giants having finished as the top goalscorer at the 2014 World Cup, but he has struggled to make the impact that was perhaps expected of him despite having a record of 36 goals and 40 assists in 111 appearances for them.
He spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich and he may well be in demand this summer too if his latest display in Russia is anything to go by, having provided two brilliant assists for Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado against their European opposition at the weekend.
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Man United supporters, who have also urged their club to sign another 24-year-old World Cup star with one describing him as “better than Perisic”, were quick to have their say on Rodriguez’s performance via social media, and while one said “sign him up and sell lazy Martial”, another said “I’d happily smash the world record fee to sign James Rodriguez”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
James Rodriguez is a special player. @ManUtd Sign him up and sell lazy martial
— Jay Moonga (@Jay_Moonga) June 24, 2018
— Mo Tawfic (@MTawfic21) June 24, 2018
@ManUtd James Rodriguez. I've been saying this for years.
— Oreoluwa Shonibare (@Amb_Ore) June 24, 2018
— ffs (@ManUtdYeezy) June 24, 2018
would forgive all of Mourinho's faults and treatments of United players if he manages to sign James Rodriguez ?
— khalid jalil (@khalidHJ) June 25, 2018
I'd happily smash the world record fee to sign James Rodriguez
— Amzer ? (@theMUFCfan) June 24, 2018
— Jamie (@zJamie_) June 24, 2018
Looked top draw tonight lukaku would love him in the team
— Steven Marven (@smarven07) June 24, 2018