As conscientious United-supporting citizens of the internet, doubtless you heard at some point yesterday that Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund's extravagantly talented attacking midfielder, spends his free time dreaming of a move to Old Trafford. At least, that's according to his former teammate Mario Götze. Perhaps you heard it from the Manchester Evening News, or the Mirror, or the Daily Mail. Fine, august organs, one and all.
Embarrassing that fake Götze quotes on Reus / Man Utd are being disseminated by mainstream media.— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) April 17, 2014
They come from a fan forum. "Source: München Lokal". There is no such paper— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) April 17, 2014
According to various internet people, München Lokal may in fact be a restaurant. Note that this doesn't mean that United aren't trying to buy Reus, as has also been reported; if there's any hint of Reus being available it would entirely negligent not to. But it does mean that the club can't rely on any such move being made easier by the player's self-confessed desire to play on that same sacred turf where Liam Miller once strode.