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Manchester United slammed for pursuing transfer of ‘German Chris Smalling’

Manchester United’s pursuit of the Jerome Boateng transfer from Bayern Munich has not gone down too well with a seemingly large number of their fans on Twitter.

The Germany international has been one of Europe’s top defenders in recent years and most clubs would surely take him even if he is perhaps a tad past his peak.

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Boateng is being linked with United by the Times among others, though HLN are among the sources also strongly linking the Red Devils with Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld for that position.

United relied on some unconvincing names like Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof last season, while Eric Bailly has had his fitness problems in his time at Old Trafford.

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Still, these fans are not happy and believe Boateng is just a German Smalling, slamming their club for resorting to this somewhat desperate signing.

While it’s unclear if this is the majority view, there are plenty being very vocally against this transfer as speculation hots up…

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