Nothing to say? Humiliated Man United players (and their PR teams) stay SILENT on social media after Liverpool shocker – resisting the usual ‘vanilla’ platitudes after another inexcusable performance
- Manchester United suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday Jurgen Klopp’s Reds tore the Red Devils apart in a 5-0 mauling at Anfield
- United’s players have remained silent on social media after their woeful display
- Gary Neville has previously criticised players’ ‘inauthentic’ posts after games
Manchester United’s humiliated stars have remained silent on social media after they were embarrassed by Liverpool for a second time this season.
Ralf Rangnick’s side slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Anfield on Tuesday, after losing 5-0 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford.
The defeat has been met with a deafening silence on social media from a squad used to posting after matches.
After scraping past rock-bottom Norwich at the weekend the Red Devils’ stars took to social media posting the ‘vanilla, sanitised messages’ despised so much by Gary Neville.
However, there has not been a peep from any of the players – or their personal social media gurus – after the Anfield shocker.
Manchester United players have remained silent on social media after their woeful defeat
The Red Devils did not hesitate to celebrate their win over Norwich at the weekend, insisting they would keep ‘pushing and believing’ – yet, so quickly that belief has crumbled.
The players thanked the fans for their support and claimed the weekend’s result was dedicated to them but no doubt they did not feel their support had been rewarded on Tuesday night.
Neville has been scathing of how players do not control their own social media accounts to engage with supporters.
Writing in his column for The Times last November, Neville claimed the players were being treated ‘like fools’ because having a social media manager suggests they ‘can’t be trusted to be themselves’.
The Red Devils were left disgraced after a 5-0 mauling at the hands of bitter rivals Liverpool
Neville said: ‘There are characters inside the Manchester United dressing room that I greatly admire not just for their football abilities but their human qualities — vulnerabilities, resilience, sense of humour and all the things that make them distinct. I don’t recognise them at all when I see some of their social media posts.
‘I see vanilla, sanitised messages. I read apologies that don’t come over sincerely to me or any United fan. I see half the dressing room posting almost identically-worded tweets like they are reading off a script. And not just at United.’
While his players have kept quiet, manager Rangnick pulled no punches in his assessment of their performance, telling BBC Match of the Day: ‘It is embarrassing, it is disappointing, maybe even humiliating.
‘We have to accept they are six years ahead of us now.
‘When Jurgen Klopp came they changed at the club and lifted not just the team but the club and city to a new level. That is what needs to happen with us in the next transfer windows.’