Recently, there have been plenty of rumours and reports linking Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic with a move to Manchester United. The 28-year-old winger has been plying his trade all over Europe for quite some time now, and more often than not he has impressed for both club and country.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to draw up a potential starting line-up of how we could look if Perisic does make the transfer to the Theatre of Dreams. Straight away, it gives us someone to turn to in an area that Jose Mourinho didn’t really have someone who nailed down that spot in the team and made that position their own.
Check out the proposed starting line-up here:
Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and even Marcus Rashford were tried out on the left-wing last term, but their final ball and cutting-edge let them down more often than not. That would explain Jose Mourinho expressing an interest in an experienced option who knows what it would take to get the job done.
This is what I believe our strongest line-up would be when everyone is fit and available. I’d also like to point out that if Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays, he should start but as of right now, he’ll be leaving in my opinion.
Profiling Perisic’s style of play
The Croatian is quick and a box of tricks. He has the ability to bamboozle his marker and once he gets on a role, he can be supremely difficult to stop. I guess the thing that makes him a typical Jose Mourinho signing is the fact that he works tirelessly on both sides of the ball, and that is crucial to the current Manchester United system and setup.
Versatility is a big factor
I see him as the starting left-winger from day one. But, if our team is looking hit by injuries or Mourinho can see an opposing weakness in another area, Perisic is more than capable of playing through the middle or out on the right-hand side, this is why it could be an astute piece of business if the transfer does go through.
A lot of Manchester United fans have expressed their concern over social media at the thought of signing the Croatian, but you look at that line-up above, and he just brings that extra dimension to the table. It’d be a wonderful signing in my opinion and let’s be honest, Jose Mourinho has gotten every single one of his transfer decisions spot on so far. Until that changes, he has my backing.