By the time Branislav Ivanovic had rifled Chelsea ahead at the Etihad Stadium, Twitter was awash with disgruntled fans expressing their disbelief that Manuel Pellegrini had entrusted the role of midfield general upon Martin Demichelis.
City's biggest mistakes this season: 1) signing Demichelis 2) playing Demichelis centre back 3) playing Demichelis centre mid #analysis
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) February 3, 2014
I'd rather start with 10 men than start Demichelis what was Pellegrini thinking — The New Martlew (@BillyHouse_) February 3, 2014
Come on Jason, he wasn't that bad.
— Jason Quinn (@quinnyafcb) February 3, 2014
Unfortunately the transfer window is closed…
Got to love Jose. He always gets his tactics spot on.
Chelsea are the first team to realise that Demichelis plays for City.
— Get Goal Side (@Get_Goal_Side) February 3, 2014
These tweets might bring brief relief to glum United fans.
We may have Cleverley and Giggs in CM but at least we didn't spend £1billion and end up with Demichelis in CM.. — Jack Boorman (@UnitedHeaven_) February 3, 2014
Demichelis is absolutely stealing a living as a Premier League footballer. I wouldn't even have him in United's midfield! — Paul Wallace (@ItsPaulWallace) February 3, 2014
At least his parents would be proud...
To be fair, Demichelis has tried his best in midfield. — Abeeb 聖徒 Ola ™ (@AbeebOla) February 3, 2014
Elsewhere... no you are not better than Cameron Jerome, who is a better footballer than anyone you know. And a hatty? Serious, fam? #KMT
— KofiLionHeart (@SiawK) February 2, 2014
There was a time when “moyesout” Tweets would have made it on this list. Now that is no guarantee. Indeed, the ‘stand by your man’ brigade are sounding increasingly desperate…
This fella thinks you can equate Dortmund’s iffy season to United’s. Because Dortmund aren’t currently third in the Bundesliga, and did not win the title and reach the Champions League final under Klopp. Oh no, they didn’t.
To all those who want Moyes out, Klopp who is not new at Dortmund is struggling this season & that's in Bundesliga. Give Moyes time. — Nikhil (@Scholesy_Giggsy) February 2, 2014
Shut up. Just shut it.
— RKB (@SportWizz) February 2, 2014
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— andrew murphy (@murph_cat) February 1, 2014