Manchester United fans on Twitter have celebrated the news that the club will not pursue a deal for Newcastle youngster Sean Longstaff.
The 21-year old midfielder was rumoured to be a top priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer, but Craig Hope from the Daily Mail has now suggested that United do not intend to bid for the Englishman.
A small NUFC line away from 'takeover'… I'm told there has not even been an enquiry from Man Utd for Sean Longstaff & certainly no bids. NUFC have no reason to believe one is due either.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) May 28, 2019
Longstaff enjoyed a breakthrough campaign this season, becoming a regular under Rafa Benitez until a knee injury curtailed his promising season in March.
Despite making a total of just nine Premier League appearances thus far in his young career, Longstaff is already being touted as a future England regular and has been compared to Michael Carrick for his ability to control the game from a deep-lying playmaker position.
With Ander Herrera’s departure to PSG, Manchester United are in need of midfield depth and have been linked with the England U21 international.
However, if recent claims are to believed then the Red Devils are still searching for their next centre-midfielder and United fans are overjoyed that Longstaff is not the primary target.
Check out the best of the reaction below!
— AndyRobertsLUHG (@AndyRobUnited) May 28, 2019
— Conqueror? (@ymaitama_ym) May 28, 2019
Yes am eating good.
— Mr OLE (@isaacdegea1) May 28, 2019
— motamed al-rashdi (@omaniboy00718) May 28, 2019
— CS ?? (@DelightfulDalot) May 28, 2019
It’s mail but I’ll take it pic.twitter.com/YB7PvORhBa
— FergieTime™️ (@utdfemi) May 29, 2019
— Åłėx ??? (@redzdonUTD) May 28, 2019
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— Tony Martial Came From France (@MartialFC_drip) May 28, 2019