Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are accepting defeat in one transfer race, as it seems likely that arch-rivals Manchester City are set to beat them in the battle for a top signing.
Reports indicate Pep Guardiola’s side are edging closer to a £60m deal to bring Portuguese ace Bernardo Silva to the Premier League from Monaco, following a blistering campaign for the French principality side as they won the Ligue 1 title and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Both Manchester sides were reportedly linked with interest in Bernardo Silva, who could be one of the first Monaco stars to depart this summer, but it’s now reported that United are not keen on pushing their cross-city rivals for the star’s signature.
Fans from the Red Devils have reacted in different ways to the news, with some declaring he would’ve been a waste of money anyway, whilst others have been left distraught as they feel Bernardo Silva would have been the ideal fit for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Would've been a pretty smooth transfer if Mourinho actually wanted him, because of the Portuguese and Mendes links..
— Rao Ibrahim Khan (@Raoibrahim88) May 26, 2017
We're signing Gareth Bale so it doesn't matter! #MUFC
— Kieran Parry (@kieranmufc123) May 26, 2017
Lets hope theres better players on the list because Silva is a top player
— Adrian Lalor (@AdrianLalor1) May 26, 2017
Isn't that a damn good signing? Add Sane, Jesus, KDB and Silva with Fabinho incoming-that's a scary line up.
— Ayan Chakraborty (@ayan_phoenix) May 26, 2017
Seems like Mou is getting his way and turning us into a dogged underdog style / inter / porto.. Forget Attacking football.
— Tristan HBE (@TristanHBE) May 26, 2017
If he isn't on Utd's list, why didn't Mourinho just say so when asked! Sad to see him go to City, but Utd's focus seem to be a 9 and 10
— John H.L. (@johnhmanc) May 26, 2017