Twitter reacts to Everton rejecting Manchester United’s £12m bid for Leighton Baines

Thursday afternoon was livened up with the suggestion (originally in The Times behind their dastardly paywall) that Manchester United had bid 12 million pounds for Everton left back Leighton Baines.

It comes as no surprise that new Manchester United boss David Moyes has returned to his former club to poach their best players.

After all, these are players Moyes knows intimately.

How far off can a Manchester United move for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini be?

Baines was constantly linked with United during Sir Alex Ferguson’s final years at Old Trafford and with Patrice Evra 32 years of age and Fabio struggling to live up to the form of his twin brother Rafael, it would be no surprise if Moyes was to strengthen the left side of his defence.

As it stands, Everton have rejected the initial offer for Baines and considering the England defender was the Toffees player of the year and cost 6 million pounds from Wigan, he is probably worth closer to the 16 million pound mark.

We suspect this isn’t the last we hear of Manchester United’s move for Leighton Baines. The best Twitter reaction is below.