Despite having dominated the game early on and taken the lead through a Scott McTominay goal, the home side managed to turn the tie around successfully, with Diogo Jota and a Chris Smalling own-goal sealing the Reds’ fate on the night.
Supporters of the Mancunian outfit were heavily critical of their side’s performance, with Ashley Young, who was sent off in the second half, and Paul Pogba being the most targeted players after the game.
While the team that was fielded onto the pitch was blamed for the defeat, a few United players on the substitutes’ bench were also slammed to a great degree after the full-time whistle.
During the final minute of the game, cameras panned towards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who watched his team succumb to a third defeat in four games from the touchline.
Also in the shot were Manchester United substitutes Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo, who were seen laughing and cracking a joke while sitting on the bench behind the Norwegian gaffer.
The Red Devils’ fan-base certainly did not take to their actions too kindly, with most supporters finding their jovial mood whilst their teammates faced a certain defeat on the pitch simply unacceptable.
While some expressed their disappointment with the Argentinian duo through social networking website Twitter, others called for a summer offloading straightaway.
Here’s a collection of the tweets regarding the incident:
— 🌚 (@david_ebbs) April 2, 2019
In a crucial game, a goal behind, Rojo and Romero giggling on the bench seconds after we got called for offside on the attack in added time. Get the fuck out of my club 🖕🏼
— Nick Davies (@NickDee1989) April 2, 2019
You see @ManUtd losing but Sergio Romero and Marcus Rojo laughing, cracking joke on the bench. No loyalty in most of these guys. They're acting like its none of their business whether Man u win or lose #WOLMAN
— R🇳🇬O🇹🇬A (@Reyex49) April 2, 2019
How can Romero and Rojo be cracking jokes while losing. Lay off alot of the players
— Olusegun Isioye (@segunisioye) April 2, 2019
Also good to see Romero and Rojo having a good laugh in the final minute. Put them top of the list.
— Simon Halliwell (@SSHalliwell) April 2, 2019
Rojo and Romero laughing at the end when we're losing and probably miss out on top 4. Get out of my club.
— Kasper Amdal (@Amdal23) April 2, 2019
Yep well spotted …….. hope #marcos rojo is still laughing when he gets turfed outta utd in the summer ……. won't be missed
— roy liddle (@royliddle2) April 2, 2019
Makes me sick how Romero and Rojo find it funny to lauph in the 94th minute anyone notice this?
— Jay MUFC (@jaymr06) April 2, 2019