PICTURE: Lewandowski to Manchester United spoof

Robert Lewandowski

It was claimed yesterday that Manchester United seemingly jumped the gun with a story on their website saying they’d signed Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund - Except it was all a hoax.

The Polish striker has been a long term target for the club and is still the subject of a potential bid from David Moyes’ club - and when this was 'published' by the club yesterday a mini-storm was caused.

Several websites jumped the gun (we didn't) and it quickly transpired that the story was a fake.

Mystery over the story containing 'quotes' from David Moyes and the striker himself, made it even more bemusing, but internet pranksters had simply edited an old story from when Robin van Persie signed last year and changed the names around.

United still remain in the hunt to sign the Polish striker after Borussia Dortmund made it clear they would not be selling him to Bayern Munich this year, which means David Moyes’ club can mount a serious bid for the prolific forward.

Their competition comes most notably from Chelsea or the fact that Lewandowski may choose to stay with Dortmund until he can force a move to Bayern Munich this January.

Either way, heart rates would have shot through the roof when the spoof story first appeared but it’s living proof not to trust anything during the off season trend of transfer rumours until it officially comes out of a club.

Take a look at the story below.

Lewandowski To United Fake Story

What do you think? Would you have believed that if you didn’t know it was fake?

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