Salford City continued their busy transfer window with confirmation they have signed Manchester United youngster George Tanner on loan for the rest of the season.
The twenty-year-old signed a season-long loan with Morecambe in the summer, but the Premier League giants have recalled him and immediately sent him back out to the Shrimps League Two rivals.
The versatile defender made twenty-nine appearances for Morecambe and made a big impression at the Globe Arena with some outstanding displays in a struggling side.
Many Morecambe supporters were already touting him as a possible Player of the Season and the news he’s switched to Salford did not go down well with plenty of fans when they reacted on social media.
Many believe the Premier League giants have behaved appallingly in allowing the player to join a club in the same division and suspect Salford’s well-publicised links with the Red Devils had a role to play in a move that severely weakens their side.
Salford remains unpopular amongst supporters in the lower leagues due in part to the considerable financial backing they get from Manchester United’s famous ‘Class of 92’ and billionaire businessman Peter Lim. The latest development has done nothing to enhance their reputation and fans from other clubs were just as indignant as the Shrimps faithful.
Here is a selection of angry responses to the switch by fans on Twitter.
It's a joke, wouldn't of happened to anyone else, owners are as bent as they come
— JamesDickson mfc (@jamesdickson906) January 24, 2020
A credit to himself the way he came to a club bottom of L2 and gave his all. He has a bright future in the game. Best of luck @georgetanner
— Gaz Parker (@GazPar81) January 24, 2020
Jealous of what? You used to get 300 fans 7 years ago. Shittest club in this league along with forest green
— del boy (@harry_statter) January 24, 2020
No wonder the class of ‘92 don’t criticise the Glazers……..it all makes sense now!
— MUFC_UTFR99?? (@utfr99) January 24, 2020
standard scummy actions from a scummy club……wonder why he got recalled from @ShrimpsOfficial def should have a look into the finances here!! one of the worst fan bases in the division yet signings and PL loanees each week
— Argyle_green1985 (@wch_69) January 24, 2020
Gutted he's gone.
— Richard Sutton (@sootynumber3) January 24, 2020
@ManUtd recall a player then send him out to a team in the same league? Shithousery at its best that
— James Crook (@JCrook93) January 24, 2020
Nope. We are Salford City we do what we want. Lol
— Pasteur Eyes #UTA (@broncoskolar) January 24, 2020