Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can recently revealed he rejected a move to Old Trafford in January due to his Merseyside affiliations.
Can told German outlet Kicker “I had three offers from the Premier League alone, including from Manchester United, but I didn’t think about that for a second because of my Liverpool past.”
The German international enjoyed a four-year spell at Anfield, scoring 14 goals and registering 12 assists in 167 appearances in all competitions for the Reds, before joining Serie A giants Juventus in 2018. His market value stands at £27m via Transfermarkt.
Can made 45 appearances for the Italian side but only provided 4 goals and just 1 assist and struggled to nail down a place in the first team under former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. After failing to make the Old Lady’s Champions League squad, the 26-year-old switched to Bundesliga challengers Borussia Dortmund in a loan move for the rest of the season (Goal).
In comparison United’s January transfer signing Bruno Fernandes has made an instant impact since moving to Old Trafford, notching 2 goals and 3 assists in 5 games in the Premier League so far, earning himself the PFA Player of the Month for February in the process.
Would Emre Can have got into the Manchester United team?
Plenty of Red Devils fans have shared their views on Twitter, with many blasting the German’s comments.
Check out some of the angriest reactions we could find…
Can’t reject us when we never wanted you in the first place, Pastor Fred has that position occupied for the foreseeable future
— Don Martial (@Unitedevil1) March 9, 2020
We thank him for rejecting us, as signing him would’ve mean not bringing in Bruno. There’s no brainer.
— Ya Amin (@SonOfYusufu) March 10, 2020
dont care mate you’re not even half as good as bruno
— Charll 😁 (@CharllGFX) March 9, 2020
He probably did seen as we were absolutely shambolic, linked with anyone and everyone. Saying that, not bothered at the slightest with him, decent player but in a way glad he didn’t come
— InfatuatedByMalik (@YazzerMalik07) March 9, 2020
We should be thanking him for doing that as we would pay lots in cash for another benchwarmer.
— 🔴 (@RedDevilsMUTD) March 9, 2020
Nobody wants him at United
— 😗 (@hadesoftheopera) March 10, 2020
We have uncle matic we dont need ya mate
— Yash | Team Marcos Rojo 🇦🇷 (@TeamRojo16) March 10, 2020
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