Supporters of Manchester United have taken to social media in numbers over the last 24 hours to call for their side to move for PSG defender Thomas Meunier.
Man United 2-1 Watford
United welcomed Watford to Old Trafford yesterday afternoon, in their first outing following the international break.
The Red Devils headed into proceedings aware that a victory would see them reclaim their spot in the Premier League’s top-4, at least temporarily.
Since securing their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a stunning 2nd-leg turnaround versus PSG at the beginning of the month, though, the Manchester giants had since fallen to consecutive defeats at the hands of Arsenal and Wolves.
But, when all was said and done at Old Trafford yesterday, United got their season back on track, courtesy of a hard-fought 2-1 win.
Marcus Rashford opened the game’s scoring shortly before the half-hour mark, latching onto a pinpoint Luke Shaw through-ball to dink a superb finish over the advancing Ben Foster.
And, despite Watford having largely-dominated, particularly during the second-half, the home side went on to bag a 2nd twenty minutes from time, when Anthony Martial slotted home following a scrappy sequence in the Watford box.
4 – This is the first time since the 1995-96 season (Scholes, Cole, Giggs, Cantona) that Man Utd have had four players score 10+ goals in a single Premier League campaign (Martial, Rashford, Lukaku, Pogba). Fab. pic.twitter.com/KhigG2k5l9
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 30, 2019
Abdoulaye Doucoure did manage to pull one back for the visitors in the 90th-minute, but it eventually proved little more than a consolation, as United emerged with all 3 points.
‘A great fit’
On the back of their side’s latest win, the Red Devils took to Instagram to post a celebratory image to their story last night.
And, in a move which has since seen him draw the ire of his side’s fans, PSG defender Thomas Meunier quickly liked United’s post, as showcased below:
French giants PSG were of course only ousted from the Champions League by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men 3 weeks ago.
Meunier, though, a self-proclaimed Man United fan, seemingly overlooked this fact amid his latest social media activity, a move which has since seen droves of Red Devils’ fans call for the board at Old Trafford to swoop for the Belgian stopper this summer:
Thomas Meunier at United, yes please
— Rehan 🇵🇰🇦🇲 (@Rehanconkhane) March 31, 2019
Just me who sees meunier as a great fit for united
— ☢️ (@utdpogboom) March 31, 2019
What I don’t get is how hard can it be to sign a die hard United fan who’s screaming out for a move to United. Meunièr would be the perfect RB signing too. If we don’t get him in the summer that’s poor from our club
— Jack Rowlands (@_jackrowlands) March 31, 2019
would love meunier at united
— 🏴 (@YanitedDave) March 31, 2019
Wanted Thomas Meunier for the last two seasons, would still take him and he would strengthen that right hand side so much & a United fan too
— Sahme (@SahmeA18) March 31, 2019
Thomas Meunier is a die hard United fan, needs to replace this guy row z merchant Young https://t.co/7xJnVReK47
— FergieTime™️ (@SSIIIIUUUU) March 30, 2019
— Paulo Sousa FC (@clubdefiottessg) March 30, 2019