Manchester United’s Perfectly Timed Post After Man City’s UCL Exit Leaves Fans in Stitches

Manchester United’s Perfectly Timed Post After Man City’s UCL Exit Leaves Fans in Stitches

Rene Otinga
updated at April 18, 2024 at 2:46 PM
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  • Manchester United shared a cryptic Tweet on the club’s social media on Wednesday
  • The Tweet came almost immediately Man City were knocked out of the Champions League
  • United’s next game is in the FA Cup, a semifinal clash against underdogs Coventry City

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Manchester United shared a subtle dig at cross-city rivals Manchester City, just moments after the Cityzens were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid emerged winners on Wednesday night, beating Pep Guardiola’s side 4-3 on penalties after the tie ended in a 4-4 stalemate.

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Manchester City players look on during the penalty shootout against Real Madrid CF at Etihad Stadium on April 17, 2024.Photo by Alex Dodd.
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It was a bitter end to Guardiola’s treble ambitions, as the defeat leaves City with just the Premier League and FA Cup to fight for, according to BBC.

Still, credit has to go to the Manchester Blues, who are having another impressive run this season as they have proven to be competitive across all competitions.

The same cannot be said about United, however, as Erik ten Hag’s side’s only hope for silverware is in the FA Cup.

United’s subtle dig at City

On social media, hawk-eyed fans noticed some curious activity from Manchester United’s account on X, formerly Twitter.

Moments after City were knocked out of the Champions League, United sent out a tweet gloating about their upcoming FA Cup clash.

United wrote, “Wembley is calling,” and accompanied the post with a telephone emoji and a graphic detailing the kick off time of their next encounter.

But the timing of the post was rather suspicious, as it came just after City’s heartbreak.

It was also interesting that United were posting about a fixture at Wembley, where the Champions League final is set to take place without the defending champions Manchester City.

Here are reactions from fans:

@TenHagBall_

"Good timing admin."

@TheFergusonWay:

"Spectacular timing this."

@aliwincheesteer:

"Right after City have been eliminated."

@DieHardUtdFans

"Admin cooking after double hate watch."

Man City fans blamed for Silva penalty miss

Sports Brief also reported on how Man City fans made Bernardo Silva miss his penalty against Real Madrid.

The fans caused a 40-minute delay before the Portuguese winger took his spot-kick.

Luka Modric had initially kicked the ball into the crowd after Ederson saved his spot kick.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.