Manchester airport pokes fun at Manchester United transfer rumours

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Fair play to Manchester airport for having a laugh at Manchester United's transfer dealings on their Twitter account.

As the transfer deadline looms, media outlets are inundated with 'sightings' of top players at airports, bus stations and shopping malls as the transfer rumour mill goes into overdrive.

And Manchester airport, which no doubt attracts plenty of Twitter activity from excited Manchester United fans, has joined the fun with a fake signing 'spotted' of its own.

Manchester airport's official account tweeted: "Just spotted someone called Sneijder? Told him he's a bit late… #FakeTransferRumours #FlyManchester"

No United interest

The Dutch international was a target for the Old Trafford club last summer, but there's no interest from Louis Van Gaal this year. Instead the former-Bayern Munich boss is looking to wrap up a deal for Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria - and Manchester airport had a bit of fun with that too.


A #WheresAngel hashtag was promptly started last night after reports emerged claiming that Di Maria was on his way to Manchester airport ahead of a medical after agreeing a £75m move.

The Argentina international is close to clinching a move from the Bernabeu to Old Trafford, but the #WheresAngel hashtag had people around the country looking for Di Maria under their sofas, in their fish tanks and in their back gardens. Manchester airport also had a little look themselves, but couldn't find him either.

More transfer business

Back to more serious matters though, and United's business may not end with the transfer of the Real Madrid superstar. After the draw against Sunderland Van Gaal hinted at further activity, with Arturo Vidal name-checked again by the Dutchman.

Marcos Rojo has already been brought in, and subject to a work permit, should feature in United's next Premier League match.

It's been a slow start for the 2012 champions, as the home defeat to Swansea on the opening day was followed up by a lacklustre performance in a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.

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