According to reports in The Telegraph, Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has handed in a transfer request following a bid for him from Premier League leaders Manchester City, and Manchester United fans have urged their club to hijack the move by their arch-rivals.
The Red Devils have already signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this month, and it remains to be seen whether they will do any more business in terms of incomings before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday night.
However, the potential availability of Mahrez could catch the attention of Jose Mourinho if he wants to strengthen on the right-hand side, with the Algeria international scoring eight goals and providing a further eight assists in 24 top flight matches this season.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on the update surrounding the 26-year-old via social media, and while one said “do your thing and nab Mahrez now”, another said “we need Mahrez more”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@ManUtd do your thing and Nab Mahrez now
— Mān 🇫🇷 (@LabileLinkUp) January 31, 2018
Man can't we just get mahrez? ☹️@ManUtd ?
— Sebastian Sanchez (@narutonipah) January 31, 2018
@ManUtd Can we hijack the Mahrez deal?
— Aditya Karandikar (@aditya_k5) January 31, 2018
— Abdul (@shiznit28) January 31, 2018
@ManUtd get mahrez
— Danial Muz (@Daniooll) January 31, 2018
United really needs mahrez more he is a strong right winger what is wrong with mourinho!! How does he miss such player!
— Gioconda (@Gioconda_01) January 31, 2018
United should sign mahrez for right winger #mufc
— Stuart batey (@batey_stuart) January 30, 2018
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