Manchester United may have kept back-to-back clean sheets so far this season, but that does not hide the fact that Louis van Gaal needs to sign a new centre-back before the transfer window shuts in early September.
Valencia’s Argentinian rock Nicolas Otamendi was understood to be among United’s top targets and well within Van Gaal’s big budget.
However, it appears that United have let the 27-year-old slip through their fingers.
To make things worse, he is going to join local rivals and fellow title challengers Manchester City.
United fans are not happy with this and they took to Twitter to vent their anger.
Check out the best tweets below…
Five reasons Man United can win 2015-16 Champions League
Man United transfer shortlist: 5 players Van Gaal could realistically sign before window slams shut
FIVE transfers to go through this week: Man United, Chelsea & Liverpool targets moving in HUGE deals
How have we let otamendi join our rivals, would’ve been perfect for us!
— Nicky Green (@TheNatural12) August 18, 2015
Man United have probably given away their title hopes by letting Otamendi to go to City — Danish Amir (@DanishA97) August 18, 2015
I can’t believe Man Utd didn’t sign Nicolas Otamendi. It was an open goal
— Scott Johnson (@roathboy) August 18, 2015
Phil Jones & Chris Smalling after hearing that Man United won’t be signing Nicolas Otamendi. pic.twitter.com/Bclk7K3xNX
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) August 17, 2015
If Man City pull off signing De Bruyne and Otamendi they will win the league by Christmas — Jack Morgan (@JackMorgan_14) August 18, 2015