Sport Giggs backs Perisic to make big impact at Man United

02:15  18 july  2017
02:15  18 july  2017 Source:   Goal.com

United step up Perisic chase

  United step up Perisic chase Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, Sky sources understand. Sky Sports News HQ understands United are getting closer to a deal for Perisic, but Inter are sticking to their £48m asking price for the Croatia international.Perisic has joined up with the rest of the Inter squad at their training camp in the north of Italy but United are trying to do a deal before the Serie A club flies to China next week.

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Manchester United great Ryan Giggs believes the arrival of Ivan Perisic will give the whole squad a boost as the Inter winger nears a move to Old Trafford.

After months of speculation, United have reportedly made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the 28-year-old Croatia international, with Jose Mourinho's men on the verge of a £40million deal.

Former United winger and assistant Giggs feels Perisic's imminent transfer will bring out the best in Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial.

"It can be a boost for all the players," Giggs told Sky Sports.

Perisic wants Man Utd move

  Perisic wants Man Utd move Ivan Perisic wants to join Manchester United and his agent met with Inter Milan for talks on Wednesday, Sky sources understand. Sky Sports News HQ understands United are getting closer to a deal for Perisic, but Inter are sticking to their £48m asking price for the Croatia international and there is no agreement between the clubs yet.Perisic has joined up with the rest of the Inter squad at their training camp in the north of Italy, but Manchester United are trying to do a deal before the Serie A club flies to China next week.

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The Inter Milan ace has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer long. And Starsport understands United will sign Perisic for £47m in the next 48 hours. Giggs thinks the pressure will be on Marcus Rashford

"It not only excites the fans but also the players, when a new player comes in.

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"If he comes, then the likes of Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial have to step it up."

United have already invested heavily in the transfer market, spending £75m to lure Romelu Lukaku to Manchester.

Lukaku, who scored 25 Premier League goals for Everton last season as he finished second behind Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, made his debut in United's 5-2 pre-season win over LA Galaxy.

While Lukaku scored 53 Premier League goals in total for Everton, Giggs warned the Belgium international striker that he must adapt to increased pressure at United.

"The pressure will be on you. So he needs to develop a thick skin, he needs to listen to the coaches, because that's all that counts really," Giggs said.

"And if he misses a chance, the next one that comes along he needs to put it away because, as a centre-forward at United, you're under scrutiny all the time. I think he will score goals, but you need goals from all over the park.

"I've seen a bit of [Alvaro] Morata. I've seen more of Lukaku. The pluses with Lukaku are obviously that he's played in the Premier League and Jose has worked with him before, and he's got friends. He's friends with Paul Pogba, and that makes the transition that bit easier."

Perisic to play on Inter tour as Man Utd bid stalls .
The Croatia star wants to leave the Serie A side, but is set to play on their pre-season tour as the Nerazzurri are yet to receive an offer from United before dismissing talk of making a move for Patrik Schick after his transfer to Juventus collapsed."Is it a conspiracy? You all know what we want, but the offer has not yet arrived," he said."Schick is a talent, but not an Inter player. He's still at Sampdoria. I don't think we will talk with his agents.

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