Such is the rivalry between the two sides, it’s incredibly rare to see a player who has featured for either Manchester United or Liverpool then go onto play for the other.
The last, high-profile example to do just that was Michael Owen, when he indirectly made his way from Anfield to Old Trafford over a decade ago.
And now, it could be the turn of Emre Can to do just that. According to Sky Sports, United are considering making a swoop for the now Juventus midfielder in January, and that the Bianconeri are looking to receive a fee in the region of £35m.
The Germany international’s situation in Turin became slightly more complicated when he was surprisingly left out of their Champions League squad this season – a situation that he publicly admitted would have seen him leave the club had he known about it much earlier.
After hearing their club’s reported interest in the former Liverpool man, United fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the situation.
Many supporters of the Manchester side appeared to throw their backing behind a potential move, and insisted he would make for a great replacement for Nemanja Matic – the 6 foot man has career averages of 2.4 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per game.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Would walk into our team tbf
— Brucey2794 (@Brucey2794) October 18, 2019
Actually think this guy would be a great replacement for matic. Everyone forgets Liverpool where desperate to keep can he left by his own choice
— Stuart Briscoe (@tha_jestah) October 18, 2019
Emre Can is a good player imo. He left Liverpool on a free not because they did not need him, they tried to extend his contract but it was too late.
— Saad Kasu (@kasu_saad) October 18, 2019
Would be a great signing. Experience at top level, quick, decent on the ball, right age and has some personality…the most important quality to play at OT
— Steve Busby (@SteveBusbyPEC) October 18, 2019
He should be a top target. We need good alternatives at every position.
— SIDIBE Sékou (@SupermanCheikh) October 18, 2019
He will be a super signing
— #FreeKashmir (@Faryfarhan) October 18, 2019
Could easily fill the hole left by Herrera. Could be a good signing
— Ashley Bellis (@AshleyBellis94) October 18, 2019
better than Fred lol
— SpecializeZerx (@SpecializeZerx) October 18, 2019
Haha Emre Can is not slow. He’s a very good midfielder and would be the perfect replacement for Herrera. U just don’t wanna admit it
— ian (@SolomonIan9) October 18, 2019
I would take Emre Can he is a quality midfielder right age would add quality to United midfield!But we shall wait and see..I also like Bentancur!
— ilyas (@ily_patel) October 18, 2019