Manchester United fans are furious over Liverpool's Cody Gakpo move, GlazersOutNOW trends on Twitter
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For any Liverpool fan who didn't get what they wanted over Christmas, Boxing Day certainly made up for it. A 3-1 win over Aston Villa was followed up by news of Cody Gakpo's imminent arrival from PSV - subject to personal terms being agreed.
The news was as surprising as it was exciting for Liverpool fans, who, like most of us, thought the Dutchman was Manchester bound in January.
And yet, with Manchester United missing out on yet another top target this season, its fair to say some fans on social media aren't too happy - especially as this target is set to appear in a rival club's strip later this season. While its unclear whether United did actually bid for Gakpo, the 23-year-old forward has been heavily linked with the club for several months - ahead of an anticipated move.
Having scored three goals for the Netherlands at this month's FIFA World Cup, and nine so far in the Eredivisie, it isn't hard to see why the winger has so many admirers.
With United crying out for another goalscoring forward after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gakpo was seemingly the man they identified to replace the legendary forward.
Cue incredulity on social media on Monday evening (26 December) when it emerged from the player's current club (PSV) that Liverpool had actually won the race for his signature - paying an initial £37 million for him.
In the hours that followed, #GlazersOutNOW rather predictably started to trend on social media. Here are just some of the responses from dejected Man United fans.
One fan tweeted: 'Gakpo tells Man Utd to come get him and wants move. Ten Hag wanted player since summer. Man Utd lose Ronaldo and thin in attack. Liverpool about to sign Gakpo. Glazers for you!'
While another was similar aghast. 'First De Jong and now Cody Gakpo. These clowns should leave the club as soon as possible. We're tired. Literally tired of how they run the club.'
A third added: "I'm not even surprised we missed out on Gakpo, this is exactly what the Glazers do. The saddest part of it all is that he went to the Scousers."
And another said: 'The Glazers have known [Erik] Ten Hag wanted Gakpo and were pondering on spending the fee on the player the manager wanted the most. Then goes to our biggest rival? This club never fails to surprise me.'
While another user simply stated "time is up", alongside a video of Jose Mourinho describing why finishing second in the Premier League with United was his greatest-ever career achievement. Ouch.
To the relief of United fans everywhere, all signs do point towards the club being sold by the Glazer family in the coming years, if not months.
Just last month, the ownership group opened the door to a potential sale by stating that they are "exploring strategic alternatives", which includes a full-scale sale of the 20-time Premier League champions.
Frustrations grew over the way in which the Glazers were running club grew almost as soon as the Americans took over back in 2005.
Since then, a series of protest movements have spawned as the club have regressed both on and off the pitch.
The latest flashpoint regards the club's transfer policy, with some fans claiming that new manager Ten Hag isn't being backed enough by the owners.
Indeed, the club failed to land top target Frenkie de Jong back in the summer, although to what extent that can be blamed on the ownership remains to be seen.
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