Manchester United vs Liverpool has been one of the most fiercely fought rivalries in the history of football. And the pure hatred shared mutually between the two clubs is showing no signs of fading out any time soon.
Manchester United fans were buoyed by the arrival of Jose Mourinho, who was given the task of preventing the club from ‘turning into Liverpool’ by going from consistent title winners to a club that struggles to even get into the top four.
The Merseyside club’s start to the season has gone under the radar, as Chelsea, Manchester City and United have stolen the headlines as title favourites. However, United fans on twitter have underestimated their northwestern rivals a bit too much.
Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Chelsea ended the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season, and fans of the Old Trafford outfit showed their gratitude to their rivals, thanking them for beating the Red Devils’ title rivals.
Twitter account @UnitedStandMUFC taunted Liverpool with a tweet that read:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2016
However, United ended up suffering a 3-1 loss at the hands of Watford, thanks to goals from Capoue, Zuniga, and Deeney, which meant they ended the week below Liverpool in the Premier League table.
This prompted an immediate reaction from Liverpool’s twitter handle, with the club responding to the taunt by a United fan account with a tweet that read: “Delete.”.
And while it was all just a bit of banter, United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville was not having any of it.
He responded with a string of tweets criticising the club for mocking its greatest rivals only five games in and a few weeks before the two clubs’ first game against each other this season.
Unfortunately not but if I did I wouldn't say delete I'd say Deeney. https://t.co/ASV8et2Yv8
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 18, 2016
Jamie Carragher, not wanting to miss out on the fun, tweeted out saying it was David Luiz’s agent. Neville then responded by asking the former Liverpool defender if he ran the club’s twitter handle, to which he responded by saying: “Unfortunately not but if I did I wouldn’t say delete I’d say Deeney.”