Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Paddy McNair rumours

Northern Ireland's Paddy McNair

Aston Villa have been linked with the Manchester United man.

Manchester United's Paddy McNair in action

The Mirror reported on Wednesday that Aston Villa could hope to bring in Manchester United defender Paddy McNair this summer.

The report claims that United boss Jose Mourinho has told the young Northern Irishman that he can leave Old Trafford, alerting Aston Villa.

Northern Ireland's Paddy McNair in action with Poland's Artur Jedrzejczyk

The 21-year-old centre-back was on the fringes of United's first team under Louis van Gaal last term, but had become a regular fixture in the Red Devils side during the 2014-15 campaign.

And Aston Villa fans, for the most part, certainly weren't against the idea of signing him.

 

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conferenceNew Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conference

Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo has only brought in three new players this summer - none of which are attacking quantities - and Villa fans will also be desperate for a goalscorer. They need one.

Last season there was a distinct lack of goals in a Villans side which finished rock bottom of the Premier League and although there is a drop in quality in the Championship, they will still need a marksman to help them secure an immediate return to the top flight.

General view of Paper planes on the pitch thrown by Aston Villa fans in protest - Villa ParkGeneral view of Paper planes on the pitch thrown by Aston Villa fans in protest - Villa Park

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