Fans’ view: Should Manchester United have signed Roberto Firmino or were they right to let him go?

by Ben Topliss

The news that Liverpool have signed Hoffenheim’s Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino for £29m has been met by mixed feelings from Manchester United fans.

Louis van Gaal was said to be keen on Firmino and numerous reports earlier this month suggested that Man United were close to agreeing a deal for him.

However, it appears that United were never in for the player and that he was always going to join Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool instead.

We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on whether passing up on Firmino will be a missed opportunity or no big deal:

Players such as Angel di Maria, Juan Mata, Ashley Young and now Memphis Depay can all play in Firmino’s position so a move for him wouldn’t have made that much sense.

Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira have also shown promise and they will be hoping to earn a run in the first-team next season.

It would have been nice to get excited about a new player but United were right to pass on Firmino. Other areas of the squad need to be improved, with a central defender and dominant midfielder high on the agenda.

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