Lazio star Sergej Milikovic-Savic admits that he was pleased Jose Mourinho was in the crowd to watch him in action on Thursday night.
The Manchester United boss watched on as Serbia beat Montenegro 2-0, with Milinkovic-Savic coming off the bench to play a part in Fulham striker Aleksandr Mitrovic’s game clincher.
The 23-year-old was linked with a switch to Old Trafford all summer but opted to remain in Rome and penned a new Lazio contract until 2023.
Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic – dubbed the new Nemanja Vidic – was the other Serbia star thought to have caught Mourinho’s eye, while United defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic was ruled out of the game with an injury.
After the game, Milinkovic-Savic said: “I am a Lazio player but it is obvious that I was pleased that a coach of his stature came to watch the match.
“I read a little bit everywhere he was here at the stadium to see me play, but that does not mean anything. Maybe he was not here for me, but for someone else.”
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