According to Italian media outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester United are considering making a move for West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic this summer, and Red Devils fans have been quick to react.
Di Marzio report that Jose Mourinho is looking for a tall attacker and as well as identifying Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic as a potential target, Arnautovic could be an alternative with the Portuguese boss seemingly unhappy with the contributions of the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata.
The Austria international, who the BBC said dominated Chris Smalling in the two sides’ 0-0 draw at the London Stadium this month, certainly enjoyed an impressive debut campaign for the Irons following a slow start, and he finished the season as their first-choice centre-forward with 11 goals and six assists in 31 Premier League appearances.
Man United supporters, the majority of whom want the club to re-sign their former attacking flop, took to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, and many were keen on the potential deal.
While one said “he’s shown he’s better than Alexis, Rashford and Mata”, another described him as “levels ahead of Ibra”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
United fans complaining about the links with Arnautovic when he's shown he's better than Alexis, Rashford and Mata!
— Kemosabe (@Waynealiyu) May 24, 2018
Not kidding when I say Arnautovic is levels ahead of Ibra. Having said that wouldn't spend over 20m on him.
— Ali. (@UtdAIi) May 24, 2018
Arnautovic is a better option than Rashford tbh?
— Sam (@rajasammufc) May 24, 2018
What do you think of Arnautovic??
Much better than willian I think
— Ajay Raj Singh (@918811020003) May 24, 2018
I'm not sure about Arnautovic but I'd rather him than Mandžukić. #MUFC
— Dan Jones 🇾🇪 (@DanMUFC31) May 24, 2018
I'd rather have Arnautovic than Willian tbf
— J (@SimplyLindelof) May 24, 2018
I'd rather have Arnautovic over Mandzukic. #MUFC
— Varun Bansal (@Varun_esque) May 24, 2018