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Man Utd target Milan Skriniar produced a stunning performance for Inter v Barcelona

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Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Without the injured Leo Messi, the Catalan giants struggled to break down the resolute Inter defence in the San Siro.

Having rarely played since arriving in the summer, Malcom came off the bench to give Barcelona the lead in the 83rd minute.

However, Inter equalised four minutes later through Mauro Icardi.

Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar produced an excellent performance to thwart Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.

The 23-year-old centre-back has made a huge impression in Italy since arriving at Sampdoria in 2016.

Inter Milan paid €20m to sign Skriniar in 2017 and he's quickly earned a reputation as one of finest defenders in Europe.

His highlights v Barcelona

Skriniar is certainly enjoying his debut Champions League campaign.

The young centre-back - who has been linked with a move to Manchester United - was immense during the 1-1 draw with Barcelona.

Suarez had scored five goals in his last two outings - including a hat-trick against Real Madrid - but simply could not find a way past the Slovakian international.

Skriniar's individual highlights v Barcelona can be seen below.

What a beast - he's the king of standing tackles.

Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to bring Skriniar to Old Trafford in January but Inter Milan won't let him leave on the cheap.

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After his brilliant performance against Barcelona, Inter boss Luciano Spalletti suggested Skriniar is worth €100m.

“How much is Skriniar worth? €100m,” Spalletti said after the game.

“If I were Barca, I’d offer €120m and I’d say, ‘€20m is tip’. If I were Real Madrid, I’d offer €140m, of which €40m is tip.”

In October, the young centre back responded to reports linking him with a move to Man United.

"When a coach like Jose says that he is looking for a player like me or somebody else, it's always nice, but I don't know why these rumours continue," Skriniar told ESPN FC.

"I've not said anything to anybody, just what you can see on the web.

"Even if Jose is one of the most famous, best, greatest coaches in the world, it's not something I think of because I'm playing for Inter and am happy here at Inter."

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Luciano Spalletti
Milan Skriniar
Jose Mourinho
Inter Milan
Barcelona
Luis Suarez
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