“Stupid signature! – Manchester United have sent a unanimous verdict on the transfer of Pau Torres

A huge summer of change and transformation lies ahead for Manchester United.

With the conclusion of a miserable 2021/22 campaign now almost upon us, fans are already eyeing the start of next season and the start of the Erik ten Hag era. The Ajax boss will take charge at Old Trafford before the start of next season and it is hoped he will have an uplifting impact.

If he wants to do so, however, he must be allowed to make significant changes in the transfer window. The first-team squad is in desperate need of rebuilding and several new faces are expected to be brought in.

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United, as reported by the Manchester Evening News , are already interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United, stressing the club have acknowledged they need to strengthen their midfield options over the coming months. But it’s not just in midfield where new additions are needed.

The Reds need to find a new striker to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo, while adding a centre-back should also be high on Ten Hag’s wishlist. Moreover, the club could also look to bolster their full-back options, particularly on the right side of defence, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot having struggled to claim the right-back spot this season.

With Ten Hag’s arrival at Old Trafford fairly imminent, there is already plenty of speculation about who he could be looking to bring in this summer. But the Manchester Evening News understands United have reignited legitimate interest in Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres.

The Spaniard, who has attracted interest from the Reds in the past, is considered one of La Liga’s best centre-backs and played a key role in helping Villarreal win the Europa League last season and reach the Champions League semi-finals this time around. However, despite proving to be an invaluable figure in what Villarreal have achieved over the past two seasons, some United supporters are not keen on the prospect of him being brought to Old Trafford this summer.

Below, MEN Sports took a close look at what some of them had to say about the prospect on social media.

As you can see from the posts in the tweets above, several United supporters aren’t keen on Torres being added to the squad this summer. They think Ajax youngster Jurrien Timber among others would be a better fit.

The backlash was sparked by a tweet shared on the social media platform classifying a hypothetical summer window for United, featuring Torres. However, fans who responded to the initial tweet made it clear that Torres did not feature in what they thought was a good recruitment campaign for the Reds.

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