According to The Sun, Manchester United’s legendary former boss Sir Alex Ferguson is desperate for the club to sign Aston Villa’s key midfielder John McGinn which has left many supporters at the club discussing a potential exit.
It is thought that Ferguson is close friends with his fellow countryman’s grandad, Jack McGinn, and the 77-year-old is pushing for United to pay the £50m Villa want for him.
The 24-year-old was influential in Dean Smith’s midfield as they earned promotion back to the Premier League after a three-year absence. McGinn played 43 times for Villa last season, scoring seven goals and providing nine assists, after he joined the club from Hibernian for an undisclosed fee.
Following comments from England’s most successful top-flight manager, a number of supporters took to social media to share their thoughts with one joking that if United stump up £40m plus Axel Tuanzebe and Paul Pogba then Villa will consider the deal.
Another fan compared McGinn to Iniesta by naming him “McGinniesta,” claiming any club would want the midfielder at their club. Others simply stated there was no chance of signing him with one fan calling the story shocking.
A couple of the Villa Park faithful took a swipe at Fergie, calling him arrogant whilst another supporter wasn’t surprised at United’s decline because of the legendary manager’s influence on signings.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Still not lost any of his arrogance I see. Fergie can want what he likes-as our owners are richer than there’s they’ll have to flog a hell of tat to divs in China to afford SJM.
— Noel Gerard Loughrey (@NGLoughrey) July 28, 2019
Why would he want to move to a club in decline, rather than stay at a club in ascendancy? This would be equivalent of him moving to China, at this stage in his career. No way he is ready to effectively retire yet.
— It’s a Marvelous day (@Cagliari_Villa) July 27, 2019
This is why Man Utd are in slow decline. Fergies influence on signings instead of the manager being able to choose what they want. Utd had it for years before Sir Alex came with Busby influencing managers decisions. Sir Alex came in and had none of it.
— Brendan Keenan (@roys_boys) July 28, 2019
Tuanzebe, Pogba, 40mill and we’ll consider.
— Kieran ???? (@astonkieran1874) July 27, 2019
Good luck with that one,
he’s already at a club with a better future.
If it was Man City I might be a little bit worried.
— The Vile Villan (@TheVileVillan) July 28, 2019
Course he does, who wouldn’t want McGinniesta at their club
— Nick (@nickhillyard_) July 27, 2019
Got no chance of signing him even if this story was true ????????
— Marc Wootton (@Sparky120482) July 27, 2019
???????? shocking. why because they are both Scottish? ????
— Adam Dennis (@ADAM_AVFC95) July 27, 2019