Louis van Gaal's Manchester United laboured 1-1 draw away to Sunderland on Sunday laid further bare the team's shortcomings.
And it seems that the gloom surrounding Old Trafford has spread to even the club's official Twitter account, which might need a beginners' lesson in positive public relations after posting this gaffe of a tweet.
86'- Time is running out at the Stadium of Light and, in truth, Sunderland look the more likely winners at the moment. #MUFClive
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 24, 2014
Predictably, its pessimism earned a backlash from Red Devils supporters, who weren't too amused.
@ManUtd is David Moyes in charge of this account?
— ⓓⓐⓝⓘⓔⓛ (@DanielSantanna_) August 24, 2014
@ManUtd DEACTIVATE NOW
— Oli (@Oli_Row) August 24, 2014
Perhaps the rumoured arrival of Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria for a record free might soothe some frayed nerves. The social media sphere, however, has been quick to post its alternative take.
Angel Di Maria watching like... pic.twitter.com/Lm8Di4p22g
— Coral (@Coral) August 24, 2014
Di Maria's plane after watching the Man United game. pic.twitter.com/L36cuPbHAl
— MSN. (@Neymarinhoo) August 24, 2014
— William Hill Betting (@WillHillBet) August 24, 2014
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