There was a lot more attention on Sadio Mane's performance for Southampton on Thursday night than usual. Naturally - it's not every day a player is linked to Manchester United. Unless it's Sergio Ramos or Pedro.
And Pedro is exactly who Mane could replace for United this summer, so to speak, with the Daily Telegraph suggesting Louis van Gaal, Ed Woodward and co will launch a bid for the Saints forward after missing out on the Spaniard.
As is always the case, the speculation has been denied by those on the Southampton side. But, while the transfer talk is in the air, Manchester United fans took the opportunity to cast an eye over the 23-year-old while he played against FC Midtjylland.
Considering the initial backlash to the Mane United (pardon the pun) reports, however, the Southampton man was going to need at least a hat-trick if he was to really impress supporters of his potential new side. That didn't quite happen.
He certainly wasn't the worst member of a Saints side that only drew 1-1 at home, a result that could end up costing them their Europa League place (whether you think that's a good thing or not). But even Southampton fans gave a mixed reaction to his display on Twitter. Here's a selection of what they and Manchester United supporters said:
I said it two season ago when we needed a RW to sign Sisto from FC Midtjylland. Sell Mané & get a more productive player in Sisto! #SaintsFC— DaniFernandes (@Latino__Amante) August 20, 2015
Anyone else think mane was playing like a player on their way out #saintsfc— Chris Martin (@_ChrisJMartin) August 20, 2015
Saints have got to win this. Mane trying too hard. But space opening up and loads of possession. Come on saints. Kill this off. #saintsfc— Mark Carter (@markdcarter) August 20, 2015
Come on Mane, you won’t get in the United team doing that!! #SaintsFC— Lawrence Hams (@St_Lawrence1001) August 20, 2015
Mane couldn't be much further off the pace. GET JUANMI ON #saintsfc— Aaron woodford (@AaronWoodford) August 20, 2015
If there is any truth to Sadio Mané then I trust in LvG's assessment of the player and how he would fit. Very raw, loads of pace #MUFC— Justin M. Dowling (@JMD_904) August 20, 2015
#mufc sorry but Mane is not a top class player on this performance! I no you shouldn't go off 1 game but didn't hear his name last season— Jock Collins (@Jock_manc) August 20, 2015
Watching this Mane play. He just makes it up as he goes along. Clueless runner. Quick n that is it. May as well get bolasie! #MUFC— Man Utd news & views (@manutd__chants) August 20, 2015