Monday 9 December 2019

Pic: This banner sums up exactly how Manchester United fans are feeling today

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal is closed down by Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on February 28, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal is closed down by Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on February 28, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

During this afternoon’s pivotal 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford, one Manchester United fan brandished a banner echoing Louis Van Gaal’s call for his players to be ‘horny’.

In a season where he has contributed a trove of memorable one-liners, perhaps it was the Dutch coach urging the Manchester United squad to get horny prior to their 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland in the Europa League that will linger longest.

When asked by a journalist about his side's will to win after they fell to a 2-1 loss in Denmark in the first leg, Van Gaal had the following to say.

“You are right. Your word is fantastic. Desire, hungry, and a lot of times I use the word horny to my players.”

Well, it seems as though some of the Old Trafford faithful have been compelled by his strange call to arms. Marcus Rashford fired United into a two nil lead first half lead before Danny Wellbeck found the net for the Gunners as the half approached. Ander Hererra extended the advantage for United again and, although Mesut Ozil was on target, the hosts held on for an invaluable win. Well, this picture sort of says it all.

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A fan holds up a sign cheering on Manchester United during the Premier League match against Arsenal

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