Manchester United fans are getting excited as links to Kostas Manolas grow stronger

Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement as links of a move for Roma defender Kostas Manolas grow stronger.

The Red Devils’ supporters are desperate to see a new centre-back arrive at Old Trafford to play alongside the much improved Victor Lindelof, and seem to have grown tired of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling’s ineptitude.

Former boss Jose Mourinho spent his summer chasing a new face to play in the centre of defence for the 20-time Premier League champions, but to no avail. However, Football Italia now reports that United are ready to meet the Greek international’s €36m release clause this month.

If a move for the 27-year-old does materialise, it would show that Ed Woodward is happy to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the United hotseat and would do his chances of being appointed on a permanent basis no harm if Manolas is a success.

For now, however, fans of the club are getting excited simply at being linked to the Roma man…