Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking surprised at the latest rumour from Metro.
The publication seem to think that the club and their manager Louis van Gaal are willing to pay £27.4 million for Fabio Coentrao.
Now as one of our punters note, the Real Madrid star is a left back and United already have a rather expensive one of those in Luke Shaw who Louis van Gaal has been rumoured not to be very keen on.
These latest rumours only serve to make us sure that is the case.
We think that Shaw put in one of his best performances in a Manchester United shirt during their derby loss to Manchester City but it does not seem to have been enough to convince van Gaal he is good enough for that first team slot.
Real Madrid meanwhile are willing to sell fringe player Coentrao and we think that United might well be able to negotiate the asking price down given he has hardly played over the last couple of seasons. Quite what Shaw thinks of that however remains to be seen.
Manchester United fans. Would spending nearly £60 million on two left backs a massive error on the Red Devils’ part? Let us know your thoughts below.