Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-Min was one of the heroes for his team as they advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League despite a 4-3 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday, and Manchester United fans were quick to react to his display.
With a few key players missing – including Harry Kane – and with only a slender one-goal advantage from the first leg Spurs looked to be up against it, but Son stepped up with a first-half brace to help the visitors on their way.
The second goal in particular was a beauty as he curled into the far corner, and his goals and performance in general didn’t go unnoticed by United fans on social media.
Some would clearly like to see him in a red shirt and that is no surprise given he has scored 20 goals and provided a further 10 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions this season.
Compare that record to the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard and it is no wonder that there are some envious eyes in Manchester, but it would surely take a huge, huge fee to prise him away to Old Trafford.
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Loads of Red Devils had their say online, with one saying “Son is better than Martial and Rashford combined”, while another said “I would love Son at United next season”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Son really is the star of this team
— the Guy. ? (@Mikhel_MUFC) April 17, 2019
Hueng-min Son what a player!!!!! ⚽️
— Joe ? ?? (@mufc_ginger) April 17, 2019
Sorry can we sign Son please he’s actually a mad man
— MUFCDEVILS (@MUFC_DEVILS20) April 17, 2019
Said it before and I’ll say it again I would love son at United next season #mufc
— Ian Jæmes (@ianjames77) April 17, 2019
All out for Son in my opinion. Class player, big game player, goalscorer….fits our profile. 75m should do it. Give them mata as p/e aswell to sweeten the deal.
— King Eric (@OneLoveMUFC79) April 17, 2019
Son is incredible, what a player.
— Myles (@MylesMUFC96) April 17, 2019
Son is better than any winger we’ve had since Fergie left and that is the truth. #MUFC
— Cody (@CodyTheCreate) April 17, 2019
Son Heung-Min would walk into the Manchester United side. After Ji-Sung Park, he’d be a fantastic signing. Has skill, pace, energy, belief, endeavour. Everything which current Manchester United players do not have. #MUFC
— Joe Sillett (@JoeSillett) April 17, 2019
Unpopular opinion; Son is better than Martial & Rashford combined.
— Privilege Makuvire (@privilege_mufc) April 17, 2019
Son’s another one who is on a different level to Martial #MUFC
— mac10 (@mac1098360354) April 17, 2019