Manchester United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on Xavi’s comments suggesting that he would have moved to the club.
In an interview with Eurosport last week, the former Barcelona midfielder said that he is attracted by the Premier League.
The former Spain international also said that if he had to choose an English club to play for, he would go for United.
“To be honest, the Premier League attracts any footballer really,” Xavi told Eurosport. “It’s wonderful - the stadiums, the grass, the fans and how they live football. Everything is wonderful.
“When it comes to the big teams, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool - teams with history.”
When asked if he had to choose one, Xavi replied: “A team with history, either Manchester United or Liverpool.
“I know that other teams like Man City has emerged more recently, but Manchester United are my favourite historically speaking.”
Xavi is now playing at Al Sadd and is past his prime, but the Spaniard is without doubt a living legend and one of the greatest footballers of all time.
The Spaniard was the heartbeat of the Barcelona side which wowed the footballing world under Pep Guardiola (who is now in charge of German giants Bayern Munich).
During his time with Barcelona, the 35-year-old won La Liga eight times, the Copa del Rey thrice and the Champions League on four occasions.
Xavi was a key member of the Spain team which won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.
Following Xavi’s comments, United fans took to Twitter to have their say. Below are some of the best comments:
Xavi says Old Trafford club is his 'favourite' Premier League side.. well duh. #MUFC— Maira Izhar (@rahziAriaM) October 12, 2015
Cc Xavi no one puts Manchester united and the scousers in one sentence EVER #MUFC— Pablo (@Kiraton_) October 12, 2015