Omar Berrada: Old Tweets of New Manchester United CEO Mocking the Club Resurface

Omar Berrada: Old Tweets of New Manchester United CEO Mocking the Club Resurface

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Manchester United have appointed Omar Berrada as their new CEO
  • Berrada, until his new job, served as City's group chief of football operations
  • His old tweets mocking Manchester United might not go down well with his new fans

Incoming Manchester United Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Omar Berrada is set for an awkward meeting with his new employers after his old tweets resurfaced.

Manchester United confirmed that Berrada will become their new CEO following the exit of Richard Arnold and the minor acquisition of the club by Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

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Incoming Manchester United CEO, Omar Berrada(On the right). Photo by Mike Egerton.
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The INEOS founder will be in charge of the football operations at Old Trafford and his landing of Berrarda is seen as a significant coup. The Spanish executive has served in diverse positions at cross-town rivals Manchester City since 2011 and rose to be the chief of football operations.

"Manchester United is pleased to announce the appointment of Omar Berrada as its new CEO. The club is determined to put football and performance on the pitch back at the heart of everything we do. Omar’s appointment represents the first step on this journey," said the club in a statement.

New Manchester United CEO mocked club

However, some old tweets of his could put Berrada in a weird relationship with the Red Devils faithful after it emerged that he constantly mocked the club on X(formerly Twitter).

Most of his posts came at the height of David Moyes' struggles just after Sir Alex Ferguson had left. He criticised the club for overpaying for Angel Di Maria, celebrated their losses to Chelsea and Newcastle United, among other things. One of his posts reads;

"Stuck at the airport 'cause of snow delays. I'm killing time watching Manchester United vs Chelsea on my iPad via Sky Go. And hoping for a Man U loss."

Manchester United fans will be hoping that the 46-year-old will switch his allegiances quickly and help steer the club back to its glory days. He starts in his new role at the end of this season.

Ten Hag believes he is the right person for United

At the same time, Sports Brief has reported that Erik ten Hag reiterated that he is the right person for the Manchester United coaching job.

The former Ajax manager spoke in the wake of their surprising 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on December 30.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)