The Old Trafford outfit’s pursuit of Bruno Fernandes has certainly got their fans in a mood of great excitement.
The Portuguese midfielder was the subject of an intense transfer saga in the summer, to the point where it was all but certain that a move to Old Trafford would occur.
However, it is now apparent that much of the reported progress that United had made on the deal was inflated, with the club likely sticking to their quoted price and not permitting Sporting to dictate the terms.
As of such, the ongoing saga has reportedly returned to the stage of fee negotiation, with the midfielder likely to arrive for a sum much cheaper than the one proposed in the summer.
While these reports are bound to go on until official pen is put to paper, United fans are now excited about one specific attribute of Fernandes.
The video in question shows the explosive manner in which the 25-year-old reacted to receiving a red-card against Boavista back in September.
The game in question was in the early weeks of the Primeira Liga, with Fernandes receiving an initial yellow card in the 49th minute when Sporting were trailing 1-0. Minutes later, the midfielder scored the equalizer for his side.
As they were pushing for the crucial winner, Fernandes indulged in a bad foul in the 90th minute, earning the second-yellow card and the eventual sending off.
The creative maestro headed into the tunnel and kicked a door badly, even going on to shout at the support staff of the away stadium.
This attitude has received approval from a section of United supporters on Twitter who seem relieved that the midfielder has a strong personality.
Such a response is in part to the larger emotion at the club that some of United’s existing players have gone soft and don’t possess that temperament that defined the club’s glory days.