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Manchester United’s £40m target Ivan Perisic today showed why exactly our manager Jose Mourinho is so keen on landing him at Old Trafford. After much hustle and bustle, the Croatian eventually traveled with the Nerazzurri for their pre-season tour and was up against an all-confident Bayern Munich team, who recently defeated Chelsea 3-2.

While everyone expected the Bavarians to exploit the game, Inter defied all odds, grabbing the win with a comfortable margin of 2-0. Eder opened the scoring with a close range header after Antonio Candreva delivered a delicious cross from the right flank. Inter wasted no time in setting up the second one and it was our target Ivan Perisic who played a big role in the goal.

Teasing past Rafinha with ease, the Croatian international raced past the Bayern right-back in no time and delivered a pin-point left footed cross into the area. The only thing Eder had to do was guide it home and he did it perfectly. While this remained Perisic’s highlight, his high intensity passing, switching the game in one pass and trickery proved too hot to handle for Bayern.

In a single pre-season game, he underlined what he is all about and why Mourinho rates him so highly. Averaging 6.6 crosses per game last season, Perisic was miles ahead of the likes of  Jesse Lingard (1), Anthony Martial (2.24) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (2). And now with Lukaku in the squad, a need of an out and out winger has been highlighted, given the fact that the Belgian possesses deadly aerial threat.

Even though Perisic seems unhappy at Inter and wants to leave Italy, his brilliant performance against the German champions perfectly outlined his maturity, professionalism, and his love for the sport. United fans were full of praise and here is how they reacted on Twitter. Read on!

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