Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez has personally fuelled speculation Manchester United are interested in him by favouriting a Sport Witness tweet mentioning United’s interest.
For those who don’t use Twitter, when you favourite a tweet it gets added to your personal favourites list but is also publicly shown on every tweet, and your personal favourites list is available for anyone who wants to read them.
The fact that Martinez’s username was not included in the tweet means he must have searched for his own name and found it that way rather than stumbling across it, which only makes it even stranger that this happened.
— Sir Alex Stand (@SirAlexStand) March 27, 2014
Martinez may have decided to favourite the tweet for another reason altogether but he has subsequently removed the tweet from his favourites which will only further increase speculation there was a meaning behind it.
Martinez might be a defender by trade but he is certainly capable of scoring a great goal:
Alternatively, he is also great at scoring a great own goal (just ask David de Gea):
Previously, Javier Hernandez retweeted an article that discussed his uncertain future at Manchester United and Martinez may have pulled a similar stunt here, either on purpose or by accident.
Whether or not Manchester United do have an interest in Martinez, he will continue to plug and away and try to impress with Real Sociedad who are fighting for their space in La Liga’s top four.