Having confirmed the signings of both Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively, it seems Manchester United are ready to kick into gear with their bid to beef up their midfield.
Reports in recent weeks and months had suggested the Red Devils were keeping a close eye on Newcastle’s breakout star Sean Longstaff, and now, the Manchester Evening News claim United are expected to “accelerate their plans this week”.
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The update on the move for the 21-year-old reveals that United want the midfielder to feature on their pre-season tour and that after finally getting the deal for Wan-Bissaka over the line, they can now focus their attentions on Longstaff.
After hearing the news, United fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the matter and many were rather underwhelmed by the prospect of paying big-money for another fairly unproven Premier League player.
Indeed, some fans of the Manchester side insisted that there were far better players out there than Longstaff and even urged the club to look towards academy players like James Garner instead.
Check out some of the disappointed reaction of United fans below:
It makes no sense to go for him since he won’t even be fit since he’s coming off of a knee injury
— Jahred (@JSpruill17) 3 July 2019
What about Garner?
— K. (@Man_UnitedK) 2 July 2019
Nothing against James or Longstaff but you have to wonder what 50 scouts are doing when we’re signing young players because Giggs and Carrick think they’re decent #mufc
— SweeneyD (@DarylAnthonyS) 2 July 2019
There are hundreds of players who share the same energy and who are far far better right now
— Name (@justTooBreezy) 2 July 2019
United is obsessed with English footballers,can he be better than Ndombele??
— Benjamin (@Benjami02923936) 2 July 2019
We want to compete with city and liverpool and in europe not with burnley or norwich for 10th place..
— Brah Segun (@Im_segun) 2 July 2019
Will he be a regular next season? No, are we soon going to start moaning the lack of quality in our midfield? Yes.
— Ned Chibuzo (@Zaddy_Enny) 3 July 2019
Yeah,, what about our very own Garner? Who’s already dubbed as new Michael Carrick? No need to give him any chance ehh? Let’s buy that 9 game injured player of Newcastle
— Mushran Siddiqui (@MushranSiddiqui) 3 July 2019
Tottenham bought one of the best young midfielders in the world
Meanwhile United is after Longstaff because he plays like Carrick
— Salvatore (@alsal94) 2 July 2019
Ole hasn’t got a clue.
— Alan Millar (@almillar_dufc) 3 July 2019