Manchester United fans on Twitter are absolutely livid with reports linking them to a cut-price move for Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas.
The Greek international has a release clause of just £31.5m in his contract, and will reportedly look for a move away should Roma fail to qualify for the Champions League, which has alerted the Red Devils.
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However, whilst you’d think fans would be excited at the news, the majority of the 20-time Premier League champion’s supporters are livid that their club is sniffing around the cheaper alternatives, when marquee names such as Kalidou Koulibaly and Matthijs de Ligt are there for the taking.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add another centre-back to his ranks, but his reported interest in 27-year-old Manolas has not gone down well amongst the fanbase, despite the player being of Champions League and international pedigree.
Let’s see what the frustrated United fans on Twitter are saying about a move for the former Olympiakos man…
Kostas Manolas is still the most likely CB signing for United this summer due to his 32 million buyout clause making him far cheaper than other candidates such as Koulibaly or De Ligt #MUFC pic.twitter.com/EfVhZhvk2F
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) March 20, 2019
?Ed’s penny pinching is like toothache .Monolas is a decent option but not the reason United are interested ,it’s purely ? ,surely we should be looking at the creme da la creme ,absolute best elite players it’s not like United haven’t got the finances.
— Sally Mitchell (@SallyMitch1) March 20, 2019
Since when did we have to find players on the cheap, this is part of the problem of Manchester United lately. Bad deal to get Alexis, and not making signings for a central defender.
— Dean Read (@capecodpi) March 20, 2019
If this is true then it’s the reason we a so far behind the top teams…
— Ian knott (@ianknott_13) March 20, 2019
The most valuable club and we are looking at cut price options. ?
— nitz (@rabz_11) March 20, 2019
That would be genuinely disappointing
— Nicholas McIntyre (@edson1058) March 20, 2019
Cheapskates @ManUtd yet again! Manolas is NOT world class! Manolas as our only CB buy is NOT enough to give us a defence capable of winning the EPL or CL! Do they think we’re stupid?!
— Lynne Hall (@lynnehall) March 20, 2019
Woodward the old bargaining lady. Wants everything cheap. What a cheap CEO we have.
— Manpreet Singh (@Singhbusby_19) March 20, 2019
So are we looking to buy him because he’s cheap? We should be going all out for the best, not just because they are cheap! ?
— JusticeForHeysel (@ForHeysel) March 20, 2019
If this is true, our board are pathetic!!
— Phil Frances (@pfrances18) March 20, 2019