Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Dani Alves' Barcelona contract renewal

Dani Alves

Dani Alves won't be signing for Manchester United.

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Barcelona right-back Dani Alves ended a long-running saga over his future by penning a new two-year contract with the club earlier today, as reported The Guardian.

Alves had let his contract wind down, and admitted even a day earlier at the club's Champions League victory parade he could leave, and did not know what the future holds, quoted by The Mirror.

The defender had been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, with The Star reporting just last week he had even agreed personal terms with the Red Devils.

Andy Mitten, editor of fanzine United We Stand, used his Twitter page to cite Alves as simply using United's interest to land himself a better deal.

He was not the only one to express the sentiment, but at the same time, Alves would not be the first player to use interest from Manchester United as leverage.

United's situation at right-back remains unclear, with Rafael da Silva falling out of favour under manager Louis van Gaal, who preferred to play winger Antonio Valencia in the position.

Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton is one alternative the Red Devils could consider, who The Mirror reported Liverpool made an attempt to sign just a fortnight ago. The England international has one year remaining on his contract.

Here is a look at how United fans reacted to Alves' decision to stay put at Barcelona...

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