Man City’s official Twitter account has taken a dig at Man Utd midfielder Marouane Fellaini, with the banter coming on the back of a bizarre incident.
City player Leroy Sane was spotted practicing in misty conditions on Monday on the back of a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.
The picture was uploaded on City’s official French Twitter account which came with a caption, which when translated to English, meant: “If you find who is hidden by the fog, you are unplayable.”
A City fan was quick to respond to the image saying that the man in the picture looked like Marouane Fellaini. The two players do not bear any semblance except their hairstyles, which resemble slightly.
Man City's French language Twitter account taking the piss out of Fellaini… pic.twitter.com/MowXhaPe8u
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) December 18, 2017
However, the Citizens’ twitter account replied to the fan with a tweet of rather insulting nature, as it read: “No, he is a football player.”
The tweet will surely fire up the banter between the two rivals from the same city after the derby, which saw City emerge victorious at Old Trafford. What followed after the conclusion of the match has made headlines in recent times.
United boss Jose Mourinho apparently went to the away dressing room in order to calm them down from celebrating, but was instead greeted with milk and water thrown at him, before he got into a heated exchange with City goalkeeper Ederson.
The fight also saw City coach Mikel Arteta injured. Therefore, in the light of recent events, the twitter jibe is surely not going to go down well with the Red Devils, who currently trail to their their rivals by 11 points, with 20 games to go.
Written by Sourish Saha
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