Bayern Munich have been busy in the transfer market today, as they confirmed the signings of Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels.
Sanches signs from Benfica, while defender Hummels is the latest player to switch from Borussia Dortmund to Munich.
With Sanches a long term target for Manchester United, Twitter went hard on mocking United fans when the Portugal international was pictured signing a contract with the multiple time Bundesliga champions.
Given Jorge Mendes is both Jose Mourinho and Sanches’ agent, it also left a few people wondering why Mendes would sell a target his client wanted – had he really been lined up for the United job – meaning Twittersphere also decided then and there United were keeping LVG for another season and Jose was off elsewhere.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
When the picture dropped, the United fans’ worst fears were confirmed:
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 10, 2016
Everybody searched for their best GIF:
— Football INDEX (@FootballIndexUK) May 10, 2016
Some cleared up any cases of mistaken identity:
Confirmation of Bayern signing Renato Sanches. Just in case you weren't sure, Sanches is the one on the right. pic.twitter.com/SxkDCPGnn7
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 10, 2016
Others offered their scouting reports:
As a scouting expert, I'd compare Renato Sanches to Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Whoopi Goldberg and Monica when she went on holiday
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 10, 2016
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 10, 2016Advertisement
And the digs at Man Utd soon came pouring in:
Take note, Man Utd, that's how you conduct transfer business.
Mats Hummels and Renato Sanches sign for Bayern Munich on the same day. Ooft!
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 10, 2016
Manchester United fans need to realise players aren't gonna want to play for a team with no philosophy and a manager with no passion
— Dave (@ClinicalClaudio) May 10, 2016
Bayern signs top class manager/defender/midfielder. Meanwhile at @ManUtd Ed and LVG are telling players to get horny for the game tonight.
— Raza (@SaiyadTweets) May 10, 2016
I expect Renato Sanchez to be linked to Manchester United for at least two more weeks before some papers discover he’s off to Bayern.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) May 10, 2016
And the “in the know” Twitter accounts were soon shot down:
The Jose to United fans weren’t happy at all:
Is this the first sign we won't be hiring Jose Mourinho this summer? He wanted Sanches, worrying times ahead if we have LvG next season🙈
— Aidan Walsh (@AidanMUFC_) May 10, 2016
Expectation: Jose Mourinho and Renato Sanches
Reality: Ryan Giggs and Ashley WilliamsAdvertisement
— Aziz☁️ (@MagicalMartial) May 10, 2016
if jorge mendes is selling renato sanches to bayern, it doesn't sound as though jose mourinho is going to manchester united
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) May 10, 2016
Never mind Man United fans, Marouane Fellaini’s going to have a storming season next year…