Manchester United fans want to snatch Manchester City’s Laporte deal

Manchester United have already caused an upset to their fierce rivals Manchester City by swooping in to snatch Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola’s side were heavily linked with the Chile international last summer, but in a big twist, the attacker ended up moving to the red half of the city.

It appears that City are now looking forward and have outlined a move for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.

According to Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, the North-West outfit are prepared to meet the £60m buyout clause in the 23-year-old’s contract.

Former United captain Gary Neville has sparked a discussion on Twitter by claiming that United should try to hijack City’s deal for the defender.

United supporters have now taken to social media to give their say on potentially ruining City’s transfer activity even more.

Some also criticised their rivals for spending £60m on a player after they reportedly ended interest in Sanchez due to financial reasons.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils remain 12 points adrift of their neighbours in the Premier League title race.