Gary Neville slams Liverpool's official twitter account for mocking Man United's loss to Watford
Published 19/09/2016 | 09:43
Gary Neville has hit out at Liverpool’s official Twitter account after they poked fun at Manchester United following their shock 3-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday.
United great Neville was not amused as Liverpool’s Twitter feed encouraged a Man Utd fan site to delete a jovial tweet thanking the Reds for beating what they described as ‘one of their title rivals’ in Chelsea on Friday night.
Liverpool’s in-house social media team clearly believed they could have a joke at United expense as they encouraged @UnitedStandMUFC to delete their message following a woeful loss for their team at Vicarage Road.
Big thanks to Liverpool for beating one of our title rivals. Another three points towards your battle for 6th#MUFC— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 16, 2016
Liverpool’s Twitter account responded with this simple message soon after United’s miserable display at Watford:
.@UnitedStandMUFC Delete.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2016
The weekend’s results left Liverpool one point ahead of their old foes United, but Neville suggested the brash tweet from the Anfield club’s official Twitter feed was a little premature with a clash between the two clubs less than a month away.
Official club account mocking greatest rivals 5 games into a season with a game coming up in a few weeks. Why do it? https://t.co/bVWfKzQTKM— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
Don't mind a tweet like that at all but IF that United changing room isn't wound up now it never will be!! https://t.co/CNWnHojqux— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
And if I was a Liverpool player id be hammering the Twitter guy!! https://t.co/CNWnHojqux— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
When a fan suggested Neville would be lapping up the banter if it was the United Twitter feed having fun at Liverpool’s expense, the Sky Sports pundit responded with this snipe:
Trust me I wouldn't! I'd be embarrassed! https://t.co/F2Ith5cyCf— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
The countdown to Liverpool v Man Utd at Anfield on October 17th is now on, with this little social media spat adding to the tension ahead of a game that will be crucial to both club’s hopes of mounting a sustained push for the Premier League title.