One of United’s highest-profile fans is the club’s former player, Rio Ferdinand.
The retired defender has expressed his bitter disappointment on Twitter, admitting the news of Guardiola’s appointment at Man City has “messed up my day”.
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“Pep signing for City has really messed up my day,” Ferdinand tweeted. “His records at Barca & Bayern are unreal..he goes anywhere close to them heights & its😢😢”
Ferdinand is not the only Manchester United fan fearful for the future following today’s news - check out these tweets.
Power-shift in Manchester is taking place
Many United supporters are flabbergasted that the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has sat back and effectively allowed the world’s most sought-after coach to join their local rivals.
The power-shift in Manchester that has long been looming for the Red Devils now appears to be taking place.
Woodward is sticking by Van Gaal
Woodward is determined to stick by Louis van Gaal, whose popularity amongst the Old Trafford faithful has nose-dived since the start of the season following a string of uninspiring performances and disappointing results.
Van Gaal is adamant that he will not walk away from the club, which means there’s a good chance United fans are stuck with the Dutch coach until the summer of 2017.
Can United afford to ignore Mourinho?
But with Jose Mourinho, Guardiola’s nemesis, still out-of-work and reportedly keen to secure the Manchester United job, can Woodward and the Glazer family afford to sit back and watch the Portuguese coach move elsewhere?
Manchester United fans: is it now essential that Jose Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal this summer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.