The Real Madrid midfielder is reported to be on the brink of a £64m move to Old Trafford after agreeing to join United but, according to those on Twitter, might be having second thoughts after United's dismal performance away at Sunderland.
— William Hill Betting (@WillHillBet) August 24, 2014
Angel Di Maria watching like... pic.twitter.com/Lm8Di4p22g
— Coral (@Coral) August 24, 2014
Angel Di Maria looks increasingly like a big dollop of polish that's about to be applied to an even bigger turd.
— pauliegunn (@PaulGunning1) August 24, 2014
As United laboured to an unimpressive 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light, even Manchester United's own Twitter account seemed to be losing all hope.
And there was one familiar scapegoat in particular during the first half...
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 24, 2014
Tom Cleverley: "They all laughed at me when they said I wanted to be a footballer. Well, they're all laughing now."
— Alexander Netherton (@lxndrnthrtn) August 24, 2014
"'That's Tom Cleverley, for some reason he starts but we don't pass to him'" pic.twitter.com/8i5gZiS5pe
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) August 24, 2014
Interesting Tom Cleverley fact: Jellyfish have no heart, no bones, no brains and no vision.
— Giggs Boson (@giggs_boson) August 24, 2014
IN A BAR IN SPAIN RN, THEY'RE WAXING LYRICAL ABOUT CLEVZ. KEEP CALLING A "CRACK" SO MUCH PASSION & UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE GAME WORKS HERE — NEO (@WELCOME_DIMARIA) August 24, 2014
In one of the two earlier kick-offs, when QPR were being given a football lesson byTottenham, some old tweets from Joey Barton began to do the rounds...
I'd destroy both the midfielders Spurs have wasted money on and I'm a championship player. Albeit, an exceptional one...
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 24, 2013
Bet they are Devastated. pic.twitter.com/F9Wwa5XnMD
— Stupid Football (@StupidFootball) August 24, 2014
Not that these tweets came as a surprise to everyone...
Hearing reports that Joey Barton may have once said something stupid.
— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) August 24, 2014
The star of the show - Barton aside - was of course man of the match Erik Lamela, who shrugged off a horrid first season in English football to finally come good in the Premier League.
Everytime the commentators are praising Lamela, after last years injuries. My face is like... pic.twitter.com/zQXLpHUA6p
— Matt. (@likeavillasboas) August 24, 2014
Remember when Tim Sherwood didn't pick Erik Lamela because he was out injured with sprained banter. — (via @JonnyGabriel) (@JonnyGabriel) August 24, 2014
Appalling they haven't given Erik Lamela the Ballon d'Or already
— Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) August 24, 2014
Another Eric was on show for Spurs: defender Eric Dier, who made it two goals in two games - a stat which did not go unnoticed by one of our very own...
Sadly for this family, though, there was one Spurs star who didn't find the net....
“Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Bentaleb, Capoue Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela Adebayor.” They're going to be gutted.. pic.twitter.com/GcT0c8hzGt
— Kris (@Kris_Spurs) August 24, 2014
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