AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan’s performance was one of the few positives on a disappointing night for the Serie A outfit as they were beaten 5-2 by Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie at Anfield, and Man United fans have urged their club to sign the Belgium international, rated at £40.5m by Transfermarkt.
The Italian club found themselves 5-0 with more than 20 minutes on the clock as the tie looked to be over, but the 29-year-old produced two assists – one cross for Edin Dzeko as well as winning a penalty when his effort was handled by James Milner – to give them hope ahead of the second leg in Rome.
Meanwhile, Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho may well be looking to strengthen his midfield options this summer with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini looking certain to leave, while the future of Paul Pogba has also been brought into doubt – although it remains unclear whether they would actually be willing to sell their club-record buy this summer.
Man United supporters, whom 55% of on Twitter want Pogba to be sold, were quick to have their say on Nainggolan’s display on Merseyside via social media, and while one described him as “my dream signing for #MUFC”, another said “I’d take Nainggolan at United in a heartbeat”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— MUFC Stuttgart (@MUFCStuttgart) April 24, 2018
I'd take Nainggolan at United in a heartbeat.
— Dan W (@adoRED19) April 24, 2018
I'd take Nainggolan at United.
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) April 24, 2018
What a player Nainggolan is, bar Salah best player on the pitch! #mufc this is the type of player we need.
— stuart folley (@stuartfolley) April 24, 2018
Hope we sign Nainggolan🙏🏻
— Chris Boulton (@ferret_231081) April 24, 2018
We need to sign Radja Nainggolan mehn
— Tunde Black-Scholes (@Mclaniyi) April 25, 2018
— Ťhe Špecìal Ône (@Lecron) April 24, 2018
I’m thinking Naingolan will be an awesome fit for our midfield. What a player. #MUFC
— Nicks ψ ⒷⒺⓁⒾⒺⓋⒺ ψ (@wacko83) April 24, 2018