Manchester United fans have blasted journalist Rob Blanchette for his ‘negative spin’ on the club’s current clearout of players.
Blanchette said that the reason for the clearout was to meet the yearly profit projections rather than actually let go of the deadwood at the club.
A raft of Manchester United players have been let go on either permanent or loan deals to clubs around Europe, with some having question marks over their futures.
Meanwhile, Chris Smalling has completed his loan move to fellow Italian side AS Roma.
According to the BBC, Matteo Darmian is expected to leave the club before the close of the transfer window in Europe, with doubts also remaining over the future of Marcos Rojo.
Fans were quick to call out the Blanchette for his view on the clearout at Old Trafford, with many not best pleased with his viewpoint.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Old Trafford faithful:
The fact that you’re verified is mind boggling to say the least
— Yogesh(@ManUtdMakeMeSad) August 29, 2019
when there are so many positives to take you decided to be negative
— Ry Ry (@ryan_chiwie) August 29, 2019
The eternal specialist pessimist
— 4EvaRed (@genius1love) August 29, 2019
@justjames87 people love spinning a negative angle on anything. Beyond boring. BLOCKED
— James Groom (@Jimgroom92) August 29, 2019
Cheers Rich for your wonderful spin. Have a day off
— Matt Henwood (@Strettyupper) August 29, 2019
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When you want to view something as bad, you can always spin it that way we’ve been after a massive clearout for years and when it happens you still moan
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) August 29, 2019