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‘I’m a Champions League player’: Darts superstar Michael van Gerwen brutally mocks Manchester United

‘I’m a Champions League player, I’m not losing weight’: Darts superstar Michael van Gerwen cheekily mocked Manchester United on Twitter after bookmakers joked he was one of Erik ten Hag’s summer transfer targets

  • Dart legend Michael van Gerwen mocks Man United on social media
  • Bookmakers jokingly referred to the darter as a potential transfer target for United
  • But van Gerwen shot away the suggestion to join Erik ten Hag
  • The three-time PDC world champion claimed he is a ‘Champions League player’

Dart legend Michael van Gerwen has brutally mocked Man United on social media after bookmakers suggested he was one of Erik ten Hag’s summer transfer targets.

The three-time PDC world champion took to Twitter to poke fun at United, suggesting that he is too high a caliber to join ten Hag, claiming he is a ‘Champions League player’.

United’s inability to qualify for Europe’s elite competition has not only hampered their potential to attract new players in the transfer window, but has now brutally plagued them with the No. 3 ranked darts player.

Dart legend Michael van Gerwen (above) has brutally mocked Manchester United online

Dart legend Michael van Gerwen (above) has brutally mocked Manchester United online

Van Gerwen was jokingly listed by bookmakers as one of Erik ten Hag's (above) transfer targets

Van Gerwen was jokingly listed by bookmakers as one of Erik ten Hag’s (above) transfer targets

The exchange started when bookmaker Paddy Power jokingly tweeted: ‘BREAKING: Man Utd’s list of summer transfer targets has been leaked.

“The leaks confirm that the club is interested in attracting Frenkie De Jong, Antony, Jurrien Timber, Lisandro Martinez, Jari Litmanen, Wesley Sneijder, Michael van Gerwen and Tiesto.”

The list of transfer targets starts out as a seemingly legit list before mentioning retired football stars Litmanen and Sneijder, Dutch DJ Tiesto and van Gerwen.

The 33-year-old replied on social media a day later: ‘I am a Champions League player that I will not drop’.

The three-time PDC world champion joked he wouldn't be going to Manchester United

The three-time PDC world champion joked he wouldn’t be going to Manchester United

Manchester United ended missing Champions League football after finishing sixth in the Premier League last season, 13 points behind fourth-seeded Tottenham, after a turbulent year in the top flight.

The Red Devils did participate in the Champions League last season, but were dumped from the competition in the eighth finals after a total loss of 2-1 against Atlético Madrid.

New United boss Erik ten Hag hopes he can lead his new squad back to Europe’s most esteemed league after the club failed to live up to their expectations last year.

Manchester United were dumped from the Champions League by Atlético Madrid last year

Manchester United were dumped from the Champions League by Atlético Madrid last year



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