Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Breel Embolo's move to Schalke

Switzerland's Breel Embolo

The Swiss youngster was previously linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Switzerland's Breel Embolo

FC Shalke yesterday announced the surprise capture of teenage sensation Breel Embolo, via their official website.

The 19-year-old joins the Bundesliga side for a reported £20 million – as quoted by the Guardian – after they fought off stiff competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Manchester United and Arsenal were both linked with the Switzerland international, with the former apparently closest to securing his signature according to the Daily Star.

His switch to Germany now means United will have to look elsewhere if they intend to bolster their attack ahead of the new campaign.

Switzerland's Breel Embolo in action with Romania's Dragos Grigore

Jose Mourinho typically spends big upon arriving at a new club and this summer should be no different at Old Trafford.

One potential target is Henrikh Mkhitaryan , with the Sun reporting that Dortmund officials are due in Manchester this week to finalise the deal.

Mkhitaryan is a player who would instantly impact the first-team and add real star quality to an inexperienced Red Devils attack.

Embolo, on the other hand, is raw potential at this point and is perhaps best served learning the game in a less scrutinised environment.

Reaction from United fans to their apparent failure to secure a key target was widespread on Twitter and we have provided a selection below:

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