'Gutted' Manchester City fans react on Twitter to Matija Nastasic sale

The Manchester City defender's permanent move to Schalke was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

Manchester City fans were 'gutted' on Twitter after the sale of Matija Nastasic to Schalke 04 on a permanent basis was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

The 21-year-old, who featured for Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke side in the Champions League at Real Madrid on Tuesday night, has impressed during his time in the Bundesliga and appears to have a very bright future ahead of him indeed.

Which is exactly why many - certainly not all but what appears to be a majority - Manchester City supporters have been disappointed by the news Nastasic has been allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium for good.

The Serb was previously on loan at Schalke and, while fans were not surprised the loan deal was made permanent, several have questioned the thinking behind the decision.

Did Nastasic really fall so far from grace in terms of his performances after initially impressing at the Etihad? Is Manchester City's defence really better without him? Are Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis good enough upgrades?

Without making too many rash assessments, it's safe to say the 21-year-old will be missed by many at City - especially judging by the reaction to the sale from Manchester City supporters on social media.

Here's a selection of what fans are saying...

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