Manchester United were linked with a number of players over the course of the summer transfer window, but only three new signings were made by the end.
One man who was heavily touted over a move to Old Trafford, was Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff. The 21-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season, making nine appearances in the Premier League under Rafa Benitez.
However, a deal seemed to fall down over the price the Magpies were quoting for the midfielder, and now, BBC Sport claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side opted to walk away after hearing about the £50m asking price.
Having heard the reason why the club failed to sign Longstaff in the summer, United fans flooded to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.
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Many Red Devils supporters suggested they are glad the Englishman didn’t arrive, and insisted they didn’t need another “average” player on their books.
Some fans even remarked the news represented the “only good thing” they have heard in a while, and backed the club over their summer approach.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
— Daniel (@UtdDxn) 7 October 2019
We’ve already signed 3 average players, didn’t need another
— R (@R4HUL007) 7 October 2019
Wouldn’t pay half of that for both Longstaffs. Overhyping of English players at its finest. And we’ve already got McTominay who’s better.
— Marcin (@Cinkiewicz7) 7 October 2019
Probably the only good thing I’m hearing.
— lemuel (@LemuelKH_1997) 7 October 2019
Good decision not buy longstaff plz buy some good quality player like Bruno Fernandez or Dybala
— Kamil Ahmad (@KamilAh17924655) 7 October 2019
Thank for that fed up of signing mediocre players that are mid level prem quality.
— Martialszn (@20x20xIsay) 7 October 2019
Best decision ever
— CashOut07 (@COut07) 7 October 2019
Best decision we made in years
— Abdi (@Abdi_Rid7) 7 October 2019
Longstaff is another average English player please don’t go there.. I would have worked away too in their shoes.
— Obliss (@iamObiii) 7 October 2019