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Man Utd IRL woes: Chiefs upset by 'negative' social media transfer rumours

Manchester United chiefs are concerned that online transfer speculation is hurting their actual 'in real life' plans.

ESPN says United's hierarchy have become frustrated with growing concerns on social media about the club's lack of transfer activity, with calls for new signings believed to be causing negativity.

Despite signing Donny van de Beek from Ajax earlier in the window, fans are clamouring for more additions to the squad, and the club are concerned about the social media frenzy.

According to the report, United chiefs say that they were not close to agreeing a deal for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale nor Sergio Reguilon, and are surprised about posts on social media claiming they "missed out" on the duo.

United chiefs believe that the whirlwind of negative social media feedback from fans could have a drastic impact on the team, who are set to face Crystal Palace in their Premier League opener this weekend.

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