But a late swoop for 24-year-old Rebic
could certainly alter his mood.
SUBSTITUTES Rashford 6 (Sterling 74) Rose 6 (Young 90) Dier 6 (Henderson 97) Vardy 6 (Walker 112) Subasic 6, Vrsaljko 7, Lovren 6, Vida 6, Strinic 7(Pivaric 95, 6) Rakitic 7, Brozovic 7, Modric 7(Badelj 119) Perisic 7, Rebic
7(Kramaric 102, 6), Mandzukic 7 (Corluka 115)
Croatia, with Bundesliga stars Ante Rebic
and Andrej Kramaric, went top of Group D following a deserved 2-0 win over Nigeria.
That is according to theSunday Times,who say United scouts are pointing Mourinho in the direction of Rebic
as the Portuguese bids to strengthen United in wide areas.
made the most of a goalkeeping error, Modric fired home a superb long range effort and Rakitic completed the rout to leave the hopes of twice world champions Argentina hanging by a thread with one last chance to salvage their campaign.
Content to allow Bayern the ball early on, they swooped in the 11th minute when Rebic
picked James Rodriguez' pocket and fired Kevin-Prince Boateng's through ball past Sven Ulreich.
And while Willian is the priority for Mourinho,who has been the subject of multiple rejected bids from Barcelona,the report claims Rebic
is now a contingency.
CROATIA Sime Vrsaljko, Marcelo Brozovic, Vedran Corluka, Ivan Rakitic, Ante Rebic
, Mario Mandzukic, Tin Jedvaj, Marko Pjaca
Danny da Costa's first time ball over the top surprised everyone but Rebic
, who controlled the ball and dinked it beyond a helpless Ulreich.
It had looked on the TV like Rebic
was cautioned on two separate occasions, only for Rebic
to walk off and continue playing in the game.
When Matias Jorgensen brought down Rebic
with seven minutes of extra time left it looked all over for Denmark.
47′ The Canadian-born Dutchman, Jonathan de Guzman has come on for Ante Rebic
. He gets a free kick from a good distance, but it is deflected wide.