Twitter reacts to Man Utd's traffic problems delaying kick off at White Hart Lane
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:
The Man utd bus aint stuck in traffic, it's just travelling slow because of all the dead wood it has to carry.— john (@johniecurtin) April 10, 2016
Man Utd team bus gone awol - have Donegal borrowed it for the Dubs?— Damian Lawlor (@LawlorDamian) April 10, 2016
Man Utd bus stuck in traffic, what a farcical situation for such a top club, pretty much sums up United's season!! #THFCvMUFC— Simon (@_SimonP24) April 10, 2016
@SpursOfficial do you not think Man Utd maybe should have left a bit earlier?— Johnny the Yid (@JohnnyTheYid) April 10, 2016
How on earth can Man Utd's bus be late? Surely they would have travelled to London yesterday.— Jimmy Edwards (@jimmyedwards41) April 10, 2016
BREAKING: N'Golo Kante has arrived at the Man Utd team bus, and is giving all the players a jockey-back to White Hart Lane.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 10, 2016
We already waited 3 years for Man Utd to arrive, who care about waiting for another 30 mins...— Houston (@DevilRays9) April 10, 2016