Manchester United fans have been left fuming after Kieran Trippier scored his second goal in five days for Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Red Devils had been strongly linked with the England right-back during both the winter and summer transfer windows in 2021, but failed to meet Atletico Madrid’s valuation.
Instead, Trippier joined Newcastle last month from the Spanish champions for £13.5million, becoming the first signing since the club’s Saudi-led takeover.
He has since started every match since joining and has taken his goal tally for the club to two after scoring direct free-kicks in each of their last two matches.
Trippier opened his account for the Magpies in Tuesday night’s 3-1 home win over Everton, bending in a free-kick from distance for Newcastle’s third goal.
He then grabbed his second goal for the club with the opening goal against Aston Villa on Sunday, smashing the ball through the wall and into the net from the edge of the box.
This has left United fans fuming, having seen their side fail to land Trippier’s services during their previous pursuit of the 31-year-old.
Following his goal against Villa, United fans quickly took to social media to criticise their club’s decision not to put up the funds required to sign him last year.
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One fan tweeted: “Kieran Trippier showing why Man Utd should have bought him.”
Another added: “Great decision not signing Trippier.”
A third supporter wrote: “Love Kieran Trippier me. Excellent for Newcastle to get him, he’d get in every PL side apart from Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Man Utd should’ve been all over him.”
Meanwhile, another fan tweeted: “Why Man Utd didn’t sign Kieran Trippier I’ll never know.”
United have struggled for form recently, drawing both of their last two league matches, whilst Newcastle could secure a third straight league win against Villa on Sunday.
Tuesday’s win over Everton pulled Eddie Howe’s side out of the bottom three for the first time since the end of September and another win on Sunday would see them move four points clear of 18th placed Watford.