Everton have come a long way under the guidance of Marco Silva this season and there is plenty of optimism about the future at Goodison Park.
A defensive overhaul in the summer saw Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne signed from Barcelona, while Kurt Zouma arrived on loan for the season from Chelsea – giving the Toffees impressive options at the back.
However, speculation suggests that Everton are eyeing further defensive recruits in January and, as a result, are said to be plotting a move to snatch two players from Manchester United – Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo.
The pair, both of whom are experienced at international level, have fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and are expected to leave. However, many Everton fans on social media made it clear they are not interested in either player.
We have gathered some of their reactions below.
Rojo & Smalling can't get into a poor United side so we shouldn't want 2nd rate cast offs from United at all…
Look elsewhere Everton
— Blue Bear (@1BearTruth) November 17, 2018
Silva and Brands instantly got rid of Williams and Funes Mori.
These two are worse.
— Nick Greenwood (@nick_greenwood) November 17, 2018
Why would we sign inferior CB’s
— Steviemac (@steviemac2010) November 18, 2018
Not good enough for united, then not good enough for the new Everton.
— alan baillie (@kenshite_out) November 17, 2018
Our CB’s are already better so we wont be in for either.
— tony (@tonyf_efc) November 18, 2018
Not a chance the days are over of us buying Man Utd’s cast offs
— Bryan g (@Bryangr73821538) November 17, 2018
Rather put Williams and Jagielka on
— Declan (@DeclanMartin16) November 19, 2018