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Tottenham fans take to Twitter to rubbish Wanyama to Old Trafford rumours

Tottenham fans take to Twitter to rubbish Wanyama to Old Trafford rumours

Football can be a strange game at times, and when it comes to transfer rumours there always seem to be some ridiculous ones flying about. However, this particular rumour from Tuttosport is more than ridiculous. The Italian outlet has claimed that with Juventus eyeing up a move for Paul Pogba in January, Jose Mourinho is looking at signing Victor Wanyama to replace the Frenchman.

This is one of those stories thatThe Lilywhites have zero faith in coming true and they’ve already laughed it off on Twitter. For a start, Pogba and Wanyama are not similar players at all. The Kenyan commander sits in front of the back four, breaking up opposition attacks and recycling the ball to his more creative teammates. Meanwhile, Pogba is expected to make his side tick, creating chances and providing an end product from a deeper midfield base.

The fact that Wanyama is being touted as Pogba replacement could be something lost in translation from the Italian paper, and Mourinho could well be looking at signing the Tottenham man, but surely not to fill the shoes of Paul Pogba if he leaves Old Trafford. In fact, the 27-year-old Spurs man could be a great addition to United alongside Nemanja Matic in a double pivot as long as there’s more creative man in front of them, and if the Kenyan can overcome his injury issues then he’d be a great fit in Manchester, but not in Pogba’s role.

You can read The Lilywhites’ responses to this crazy rumour here:

The Lilywhites love Wanyama and what he brings to the club, but even the Kenyan’s biggest fans have no faith in him playing the Paul Pogba role.

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