Manchester United fans on Twitter have been playing down excitement about their club possibly signing young Benfica star Joao Felix, because of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
The 19-year-old shone for the Portuguese team on Thursday night as they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, netting a stunning hat-trick.
But not all supporters allowed themselves to get excited about the sensational display, a group were being realistic about their sides’ hope of capturing the former wonderkid.
This is down to the tendency of Woodward not to bother with young players, signing older ones and helping to retain a more senior squad core at Old Trafford.
His style has earned him the nickname “Deadwood” and these fans were not shy to use it when articulating why Man United won’t end up signing Felix.
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Check out the best Tweets from cynical supporters, below…
The United scouts going to go back to Woodward tomorrow and say you need to sign this Joao Felix hes unreal and Woodward knowing him is gonna say nahhh think I’m gonna put a bid in for Jonjo Shelvey ???
— MARC MUFC ?⚪? (@Marc_white7) April 11, 2019
João Félix is a special talent and any elite team should definitely try to sign him. Then again this is #MUFC and we have Ed Woodward in charge so we definitely won’t sign him.
— Arindam (@Arindam9029) April 11, 2019
This is the only Felix we’re likely to see at Old Trafford next season, as Ed Woodward unveils our latest sponsorship deal for the official cat food partner of Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/md1dYwVEF8
— Sibs ? (@SibsMUFC) April 12, 2019
Joao Felix trending tonight on United related media.
You actually believe we have a chance of signing a wonderkid every top club in Europe are tracking, with Ed Woodward at the wheel? #deluded #MUFC #ManUtd pic.twitter.com/8JAH4CVVoF
— ???? ?? LUHG (@phjes11) April 11, 2019
Wow that joao felix turned it on. I say @ManUtd go all out to sign him up. But we know Deadwood is not going to get him. Instead he will get a sponsorship deal.
— Naveed lion Aslam? (@nav78628) April 11, 2019
— ? (@varonIine) April 12, 2019