Yesterday, we covered a story from the Daily Mirror in which it was claimed that Manchester United are closing in on a £25million move to sign Sean Longstaff.
For those that are unfamiliar, Longstaff burst onto the scene with his boyhood side Newcastle United this season – putting in some excellent performances before going down with serious injury.
However, the reaction to United being seriously linked with a move for the English midfielder has been met with overwhelming negativity – and I’m not quite sure why…
From bashing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to comparing United’s situation with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, Reds fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration as you can see below…
Honestly, I just don’t get it. In terms of single-best midfield performances against Manchester City last season, Longstaff stands head and shoulders above anyone I watched over the last twelve months.
He controlled the game against them pretty much single-handedly – and that’s good enough for me. The 21-year-old reminds me of a young Michael Carrick in terms of his playing style, and isn’t that exactly what our team is crying out for right now?
Sure, he’s raw and it will take time to hone his talents into the top-class player that he can be. But shouldn’t we be giving him time rather than bashing him before he’s even arrived (if he arrives at all!)?
I genuinely don’t mind United trying to move in a different direction as the big-name signings that several sections of the fanbase are calling out for have hardly worked, have they?