Sunday 30 April 2017

Twitter reacts to Man Utd's traffic problems delaying kick off at White Hart Lane

Manchester United's English midfielder Michael Carrick (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli
Manchester United's English midfielder Michael Carrick (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli

One couldn’t help but smile when it emerged that Manchester United’s match at Tottenham this afternoon would be delayed because their team coach was stuck in traffic.

Kick off at White Hart Lane was scheduled for 4.0 but expectant fans and media around the globe were forced to await a half an hour for the action to get underway because the Red Devils had been unduly preoccupied by the London roads. Ultimately, Spurs ran out 3-0 winners so, for the United faithful, it was not worth the wait.

In a strange and humorous twist of irony, the United players and, indeed, management, were confronted by a set of circumstances that many have likened with their brand of football.

The possession-based and exceedingly conservative style employed by Louis Van Gaal has been sited as the antithesis of the traditional United way, and akin to watching paint dry or, for that matter, being gridlocked in peak-time traffic.

This was not lost on the good people of Twitter:









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