'There were idiots who wanted him': Manchester United fans react to Eric Dier's England display

Manchester United fans celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on August 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Manchester United were credited with interest in the Tottenham Hotspur player during the summer transfer window.

Eric Dier of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.Eric Dier in action for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the summer transfer window.

United ultimately signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea instead, and the Serbian has made a promising start to his Old Trafford career.

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 19:Nemanja Matic of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on August 19, 2017 in...Nemanja Matic (left) in action for Manchester United

While it remains to be seen how interested - if at all - the Red Devils were in Dier, Tottenham were able to keep hold of him nonetheless.

And despite scoring in England's 2-1 win against Slovakia on Monday, the born-again midfielder's performance left United fans convinced their side have made the right call.

England player Eric Dier scores the first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between England and Slovakia at Wembley Stadium on September 4, 2017 in London, England.Eric Dier (front left) scores for England

Here's what they've been saying on Twitter:

England fell behind to Stanislav Lobotka's third-minute goal at Wembley, but recovered through the Tottenham player shortly before half-time.

And 14 minutes after it, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford atoned for his earlier error by sealing the three points for Gareth Southgate's side.

Were Manchester United right to go for Matic over Tottenham's Dier?

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