The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern really are no strangers to major rumours, though the most recent one hasn’t gone down all that well amongst our resident Red Devils.
According to a recent tweet from Sky Sports’ La Liga expert Guillem Balague, United boss Jose Mourinho would be open to selling star stopper David De Gea this summer. Indeed, the Spanish journalist indicates a fee of around €25m plus striker Alvaro Morata would be enough to see Real Madrid get their man.
Few would doubt the fact that De Gea is one of the elite ‘keepers in world football, so the notion of losing him – especially to Real Madrid – is a very scary one indeed for those propping up our bar. While Sergio Romero impressed during United’s Europa League campaign this season, the Argentine is certainly a considerable downgrade on his Spanish teammate.
De Gea, of course, has been a vital member of Jose Mourinho’s first team over the last year.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Manchester United fans reacted to these reports on Twitter.
Unless it's a direct swap for Bale or
Varane + 10 million we should never ever sell De Gea.#MUFC
— SMOKING KILLS
Jose interested in Morata & Cash deal swap De Gea to them scumbags real plastic Madrid Is he mad?De Gea can't be replaced he's to good #MUFC
Before any outside business is conducted, Mourinho should focus on locking down DeGea and Herrera to long contracts. #MUFC
— Dave O Sullivan (@Dave_O_Sullivan) June 4, 2017
If United sell De Gea for £22m and Morata then Mourinho needs to be sacked on the spot, imagine even saying that hahahahaha he's an oddball
— Nate (@NateGuildea) June 4, 2017
If we swap Morata for De Gea.. then that would be worst business in footballing history..horrible horrible decision from Mourinho & @ManUtd
— United For life.. (@AVIOMUFC) June 5, 2017
I've this bad feeling that if we sell De Gea, mourinho will trust Romero which will definitely backfire at some time.
— Sanket (@spacepirate16) June 5, 2017
£23m + De Gea for Morata is such a terrible deal for United, it's not even worth discussing. We have CL, it's important we keep De Gea.
— Eze K1ng (@misterk1ng) June 4, 2017
De Gea is worth much more to United than Morata would be. Wouldn't be using De Gea as a pawn if he doesn't even want to leave.
— JC (@JustCantona) June 4, 2017
Morata is overrated and if we let De Gea go on the cheap with him going the other way it only reinforces Reals dominance over us. #MUFC
— Isaac (@Isaldinho) June 5, 2017