I’d rather Modrić or Moutinho! Twitter reacts to Man United Lucas bid

Sao Paolo reportedly reject Manchester United's £30m bid for Lucas Moura, prompting a huge response on Twitter

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Sao Paolo reportedly rejected Manchester United’s £30m bid for attacking midfielder Lucas Moura on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old has already earned 15 caps for Brazil, but United supporters took to Twitter to voice their concerns about Sir Alex Ferguson’s apparent willingness to pay such an astronomical fee for the highly-rated playmaker.

Here are some of the Tweets that caught out eye.

United supporter Chris Coombes ‏(@ChrisCoombes94) would prefer Ajax’s Christian Eriksen to Lucas: “I would rather United spend like 20m on Christian Eriksen then 30m on that Lucas Moura – we have enough wingers!”

And Daniel Hazell ‏(@dannyh9623) would also rather see some other players arrive: “What would you rather see United spend 30m or more on Lucas Moura or someone like Luka Modrić, João Moutinho etc..?”

While Shinji San ‏(@Randomer91) highlights the craze sweeping United fans over the links to Lucas: “Just seen somebody compare the availability of Lucas Moura to Ronaldo or Messi being on the market. Right okay then.”

Adam Pritchard ‏(@addypritchard) admits Lucas is the kind of signing he wants United to make but believes it is too much money to offer for the Brazilian: “As much as I want an exciting, young player to watch at United again, dropping £30m ore more on Lucas Moura seems steep.”

Red Devils fan Shane Stephens (‏@ShaneStephens) reckons it would be crazy money to spend on Lucas: “Paying such a huge sum for a youngster unproven in Europe is madness when there are far more pressing squad issues to be addressed!”

Stoke City fan Keysie ‏(@Keysie7) thinks Lucas will be “ruined” if he moves to United: “Lucas Moura is epic but if he goes Manchester United he will be ruined so please stay in Brazil or go somewhere else in Europe #moura!”

Charlie Brown ‏(@charlieambrown) thinks Ferguson needs to return to the real world: “I think Ferguson has been playing FIFA manager mode, Lucas Moura isn’t worth £38m in real life…”

But Alex Cartlidge ‏(@Alex_Cartlidge) disagrees: “All I know is, Lucas Moura has great potential on Football Manager, so he’s instantly worth £40m. Fergie sign him up!#mufc”

However, Steven Steer ‏(@xz1b1t18) urges Ferguson to consider other options: “United’s £30 million bid for Lucas Moura rejected? Not worth it, time to move on. Who’s next on the list Fergie? #mufc #moura#saopaulo”

While a parody Manchester United ‏(@ManUnitedWorld) account is critical of how many have had their say without doing their research: “It’s funny how people who’ve only watched Lucas Moura a few times on YouTube think they know whether he’s worth €38m or not!”

And Ricardo Chae ‏(@ChaeR11) agrees: “All you Lucas Moura “experts”, please stop, it’s cringing.”

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