Transfer rumors have emerged claiming that Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are interested in Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen. Fans on Twitter are now having a gala time ridiculing the media for coming up with something as far fetched as a transfer between the two bitter rivals.
It was more than half a century ago that a transfer took place between Manchester United and Liverpool, with Phil Chisnall moving from the former to the latter in 1964. To find a transfer from Liverpool to Man United, one has to go even further back in history, when Allenby Chilton made that rare move, in November 1938.
Now the midfielder dubbed the Welsh Xavi, who now looks more like the Welsh Pirlo, is being linked with a move to Old Trafford from Anfield after his tenacious performances in the European Championships. However, Red Devils’ fans were quick to troll the rumor and play down any chances of this move actually happening.
Joe Allen to United? pic.twitter.com/zvIxEALALM
— Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) July 18, 2016
Things you’d rather see happen than United sign Joe Allen?
A naked bubble bath with Piers Morgan & Roy Hodgson #MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 18, 2016
Morning reds! It’s Monday. It’s that time! Send us your lies! #craptransferheadlines
PS I think the newspapers are playing too. Joe Allen?😳
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) July 18, 2016
Linking Joe Allen to Man United 😂😂😂
— Shubh (@SportyShubh) July 18, 2016
— Richie Powell (@richie_p_87) July 18, 2016
I hope whoever wrote the Joe Allen to United story is currently collecting there P45
— Matt (@mdotc223) July 18, 2016
— Coral (@Coral) July 18, 2016
— Vusimuzi (@Mister_Mudau) July 18, 2016
I rate Joe Allen. Not as highly as some, but I do. Can’t get my head around a Mourinho-managed United wanting him though.
— matt (@mattpkenny) July 18, 2016
— jim shelley (@jimshelley17) July 18, 2016
United are linked with Joe Allen hahahahahahahaha
— RYNGLDNG (@Golding96) July 18, 2016
be great if this Allen to United talk stopped real soon pic.twitter.com/wnCWOXcVcj
— nathan (@ismisenathan) July 18, 2016
Joe Allen to United??!!!! That has to be the joke of the century. Whoever is behind that rumor should be jailed!!
— Balogun micheal (@Mcbaloo) July 18, 2016
— Brian Fenwick (@BriannFenwick) July 18, 2016
We wonder what Allen’s compatriot, the manager who brought him to Liverpool and dubbed him the Welsh Xavi, Brendan Rodgers would have to say about this. His parody Twitter account surely has an insightful comment.
For years Manchester United been searching for a Paul Scholes replacement so it’s only natural they are looking at Joe Allen.
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) July 18, 2016