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Man Utd fans SLAM social-media team for update on Ten Hag's Ajax form

Man United fans SLAM the club’s social-media team for posting a now-deleted update about Erik ten Hag’s title charge at Ajax on the back of their Brighton drubbing… just hours after CEO Richard Arnold was said to be ‘unhappy’ with their online strategy

  • Man United fans have been left furious with their social-media team again
  • The club posted an update on incoming boss Erik ten Hag’s title pursuit at Ajax
  • After heavy criticism from supporters, United have now deleted the post
  • It came after talk of Richard Arnold’s unhappiness with their social-media team

Furious Manchester United fans have berated the club’s social-media team for a now-deleted post on incoming boss Erik ten Hag’s title pursuit at Ajax.

United sparked outrage online with an update on Ajax’s bid to become Eredivisie champions, sharing news of their dramatic 2-2 draw away at AZ Alkmaar over the weekend.

Linking to a story on their official website, the post on Twitter, which has since been taken down due to the backlash it received, read: ‘Erik ten Hag’s side maintained their advantage in a dramatic afternoon in the race for the Eredivisie title’.

Man Utd fans have slammed their social-media team for a now-deleted post on Erik ten Hag

The controversial tweet came just hours after reports emerged of United CEO Richard Arnold’s unhappiness with their widely-derided social-media strategy, and two days on from their 4-0 drubbing away at Brighton.

Supporters quickly expressed their dismay at the post, with one writing: ‘Less than a couple of hours after reports that Richard Arnold is (rightly) unhappy with United’s social media strategy, this tweet was sent out by the official @ManUtd account and then promptly deleted following a huge response from angry United fans. They cannot read the room.’

Another fan said: ‘@ManUtd Admin you are a disgrace … sack the admin mfs’.    

A third put: ‘Imagine posting this on the clubs official twitter. No wonder they deleted it. Absolute f*****g embarrassment we are!’  

United shared an update on Ten Hag’s Ajax securing a 2-2 draw away at AZ Alkmaar on Sunday

The Old Trafford faithful were left furious and made their displeasure with the post known

One fan even claimed their social-media team are ‘just as bad’ as the football side right now

After fierce criticism from supporters, United were forced to remove the controversial tweet

Another came to this damning conclusion: ‘Do you know what @ManUtd social media team are just as bad as the actual football team’.  

While one summed up the frustration by saying: ’10 years without a league title – 15 years without a Champions League – 6 years without a single trophy – But @ManUtd admin thought we will be interested in Ajax title chance’.

Ten Hag is set to wave goodbye to Ajax and take the United reins this summer, replacing outgoing interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

He could well be stewarding the club in the Europa Conference League next season, as Saturday’s hammering at Brighton has dented their chances of qualifying for the Europa League.

United legend Gary Neville says Ten Hag has a ‘massive job on his hands’ at Old Trafford, admitting his old club are at their lowest point for years.

It came just hours after reports emerged of CEO Richard Arnold being left unhappy with the club’s social-media strategy

The post also came two days after United slumped to a humiliating 4-0 loss away at Brighton

‘It’s been a shocking few months. I can’t wait for the season to end and to stop talking about them,’ he said on The Gary Neville podcast. 

‘I was delighted not to be on the Brighton game before it, during it and after it. I can’t watch them because it doesn’t represent anything that a football club should be, let alone Manchester United. 

‘The players are only damaging themselves to a point where the fans won’t forget. They were singing “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” – I have never, ever, heard United fans resort to that chant. That’s a chant you would hear at QPR a few years ago or Sunderland when the fans were walking out. 

‘I have never known a United fanbase turn on a team like this one. It’s now really clear the players have thrown the towel in. They really have. It’s been a disgrace for a couple of months. It’s embarrassing.

‘Ten Hag has got a massive job to do.’




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