BBC made to look very silly after trolling Manchester United for being boring
Published 13/01/2016 | 15:19
The BBC's official twitter account was made to look rather foolish last night after they trolled Manchester United for being boring.
United's run of turgid performances this season has drawn criticism from all quarters of the footballing community: including television pundits, former players and even their own manager. Ahead of Manchester United's midweek clash with Newcastle the BBC Three official twitter account decided van Gaal's side were ripe for some textbook Twitter trolling.
Tonight - will Man United take the definition of boredom to a whole new level? https://t.co/emxN9F8Y15— BBC Three (@bbcthree) January 12, 2016
The wags at the British Broadcasting Corporation posted a video of United's lacklustre FA Cup draw with Sheffield United interceded with clips from an iconic Simpson episode.
In the clip, ever-present news presenter Ken Brockman commentates on a particularly uninspiring contest that draws heckles from the crowd, including Homer Simpson's loud 'boring!' dismissal.
The 'twitter banter' proved to be slightly premature however, as Manchester United went on to play-out one of the games of the season so far in a 3-3 draw with Newcastle.
Wayne Rooney starred in a performance that drew approval from former Manchester United midfielder, and long time detractor of Louis van Gaal, Paul Scholes.
Asked how he thought United had fared at St James' Park, Scholes beamed: "Loads better."
"To go and watch Manchester United, whether it's home or away, is entertainment, it's goals - whether you concede goals or whether you can score goals.
"Tonight that was like watching a Manchester United team. Okay, they didn't win but they should have won, really," Scholes told BT sport.
Despite drawing plaudits from Scholes, Louis van Gaal harangued his side for failing to hold onto victory at St James' Park.
“I’m very disappointed, we’re very disappointed. We have to blame ourselves because we could have finished the match much earlier," said van Gaal.
Manchester United drop to sixth in the Premier League table after West Ham's 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.