The silly season is getting ever closer, and with it, the rumours are starting to gather. One rumour, that has been going on for a while, is that Sadio Mane could be leaving Anfield for the Bernabeu. According to L’equipe, via The Metro, the Reds could look to Memphis Depay as a Mane replacement should he leave, and the fans are having none of it.
There haven’t been many to play for both us and United but he could be exactly what we need https://t.co/osybQVfLV4
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 7 April 2019
There are very few players who are brave enough to cross the divide and play for both Liverpool and Manchester United in their careers, although that could be exactly what Memphis Depay is set to do. The Dutchman left Old Trafford back in January 2017 to sign for Lyon and has seen his performances improve greatly for that move, however, questions marks remain over whether he should return to England.
The Premier League was an obvious big step too soon for Depay, and United fans were thoroughly disappointed by the Dutchman with the way he flopped after his move from PSV. In the Eredivisie, he was looked at as one of the next great talents, and so far he hasn’t hit the lofty heights that were expected of him. Under Jurgen Klopp that could all change, but the chances of the Kopites allowing Mane to leave and replacing him with a Manchester United reject seem very slim.
You can read the Reds’ thoughts on the Depay rumours here:
You are joking right?
— (@_JensTweet_) 7 April 2019
He's been booed by his own fans yesterday. And being benched for a lack of passion and desire. He 's not exactly what we need.
— Just Wide (@JustWide) April 7, 2019
Would be Ryan Babel all over again. Talented player, but not worth the headache. Lyon honestly can't wait to be rid of him.
— Solenya (@RC2671) April 7, 2019
Not sure about he’s attitude but don’t agree him being a Mane replacement If anything he would add to squad not replace
— Ed (@Ed11Ram) April 7, 2019
No! This guy rejected us to go to united in the first place!
— LEE_YNWA_96 (@andyctlee) April 7, 2019
No thanks. Many better options out there, and St the club even.
— God Damnit, Dave. (@anddavetoo) April 7, 2019
Don’t think so! He’s not exactly what we need!
— Eldrick Yid (@eldrick4u2) 7 April 2019
— Richie Glover (@RichieGlover) April 7, 2019
The Reds have all been pretty clear on where they stand on this one, as they’re desperate to keep Mane and avoid Memphis Depay, making this one an easy one to turn down.
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