Manchester United supporters would love to sign Russian international midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, after he impressed on the opening day of the World Cup.
The 22-year-old destroyed Saudi Arabia with two assists and a goal, netting a sumptuous free-kick in the closing moments of the game to put the cherry on top of a 5-0 victory.
The hosts are now well placed to qualify for the knockout stages, kicking off the summer tournament with a moral boosting win in front a sold out home crowd.
Golovin plays his club football for CSKA Moscow, but if Man United fans have their way, he’ll be lighting up the English Premier League next season.
Many believe he could be a perfect midfield replacement for the likes of Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini, craving more creativity and attacking guile in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven after the summer break.
Does he have the quality to make an impact at Old Trafford?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Lancelot Lobo (@lancelotlobo) June 15, 2018
Golovin looks like a class act on the football with accurate passing, crossing and a freekick specialist that United should be interested in to take Fellaini's place in the team. #mufc
— André_MUFC ?? (@DretodiWurl) June 15, 2018
— manasjit mohanty (@fluidjeel) June 14, 2018
Golovin linked to united before the world Cup…I know KSA were crap but he was mint… Great tenacity about his play… Could be one we should've tried to get before the world Cup #WorldCup #mufc #WorldCupRussia2018
— Man Utd Fan (@MAC39_MUFC) June 14, 2018
Mourinho was there at the game today. Scouted Golovin vs Austria too. Good chance we move for him. Will be much cheaper than Savic. Fits better too along with Pogba. #mufc ???
— IceColdToto (@manunited4everr) June 14, 2018
— FirstBorn ? (@Chima86636970) June 14, 2018
Swear José was scouting Golovin? I can see why ?? #mufc
— manutd (@manunitedmedia) June 14, 2018
— Ngunjiri Maina (@365ngunjiri) June 14, 2018
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