Manchester United's miserable start to the season has been well-documented, but the 4-0 loss in the Capital One Cup to MK Dons represented perhaps a new low.
Social media had a field day, of course, including a raft of names enjoying the Red Devils' misfortunes:
Might turn up at United tomorrow for trials— Emmanuel Y Frimpong. (@IAMFRIMPONG26) August 26, 2014
Hahahaha 😂😂😂😂— Edin Džeko (@EdDzeko) August 26, 2014
Sprint king Usain Bolt, a Manchester United fan, recently promised to get in touch with Louis van Gaal directly if results didn't pick up:
Dialing........— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 26, 2014
Meanwhile, the juxtaposition between United getting a pasting and breaking the British transfer record hours earlier to sign Angel Di Maria was getting mocked:
Di Maria’s web browser right now... pic.twitter.com/clELq3gJBx— Back Page Football (@bpfootball) August 26, 2014
Di Maria right now... "What have I done" pic.twitter.com/049JsVP4Yi— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) August 26, 2014
It was also a chance to bring back some old favourite memes from the David Moyes era...albeit with a twist:
First it was Moyes and now it's Van Gaal! This is jokes 😂 pic.twitter.com/48LOKBojVo— Ollie Perry (@OllieJPerry) August 26, 2014
The only way is up. Probably.
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