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Manchester United fans unsure how to feel as much-maligned player linked to Liverpool

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Manchester United fans unsure how to feel as much-maligned player linked to Liverpool

The Premier League has been waiting 52 years for a player to make the move between Manchester United and Liverpool but the bookies think that might be about to change.

Phil Chisnall swapped Old Trafford for Anfield in 1964 but the Star is reporting that the odds on another player to follow Chisnall's lead have been slashed.

Memphis Depay could be on his way out of Manchester United after a disappointing first season at the club.

The manager who signed him, Louis van Gaal, has been replaced by Jose Mourinho.

It remains to be seen whether the Special One has any place in his squad for the Holland international.

If Depay does move on, the betting odds suggest that his next home could be nearby.

Liverpool are 7/4 to sign the winger, although Jurgen Klopp has just spent £30million on Sadio Mane, who plays in a similar position.

So few players switch between United and Liverpool that the rumoured transfer would be noteworthy, though it doesn't make much sense from a footballing perspective.

However, it will be an interesting summer sub-plot to follow as the transfer window kicks into full flow after Euro 2016.

This is the second transfer in as many days that would absolutely rock the Premier League, following Arsenal's link with a move for Tottenham star Dele Alli.

Both moves would be seismic in footballing terms, with the animosity between United and Liverpool mirroring that of the two London clubs.

For this reason alone, both moves are both incredibly unlikely.

There may be possibly be a shred of truth in the Depay rumours, however, considering the extremely poor season he had under Van Gaal compared to Alli's impressive debut campaign.

Depay made 29 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils last season, scoring twice while failing to provide an assist.

Alli, on the other hand, scored 10 times and assisted nine goals in just four extra appearances.

After a much-heralded arrival, the Dutchman struggled to live up to his big Eredivisie reputation.

It will be interesting to see exactly how United fans would feel about a player who failed to meet their expectations joining a club they despise.

Via Independent.ie