Twitter Reacts to Another Lacklustre Manchester United Performance

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterJanuary 9, 2016

Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (C) sits in the dug-out during the English FA Cup third-round football match between Manchester United and Sheffield United at Old Trafford in north west England on January 9, 2016.   AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

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Manchester United progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Louis van Gaal's side produced another underwhelming performance and had to rely on a 93rd-minute Wayne Rooney penalty to overcome the League One side.

The visiting fans started the game in good voice despite attempts to keep them quiet:

Snippet of the FA Cup audio package they are playing a tremendous volume to have it heard over SUFC fans. @br_uk pic.twitter.com/Q5XhgTGERP

— Paul (@UtdRantcast) January 9, 2016

That was about as lively as it got in Manchester, as United struggled to entertain in another uneventful half:

Live scenes from Old Trafford #mufc pic.twitter.com/VzYsA91J3N

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 9, 2016

Man United look like this when they attack today: 🐌 ⚽

— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) January 9, 2016

Are United waiting to have a shot on target so they build up the element of surprise? "We've got them right where we want them, lads."

— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 9, 2016

Watching Man Utd play + Listening to Michael Owen commentate = pic.twitter.com/jYFy8ONzHz

— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) January 9, 2016

'Snorey, snorey Man United'

— Joe Wilson (@joewilsonbbc) January 9, 2016

The fans weren't afraid of making their displeasure known:

Sheffield United fans singing Jose Mourinho. Adkins not looking that worried on the sidelines.

— Paul (@UtdRantcast) January 9, 2016

Van Gaal must understand why the fans are getting frustrated. League One side at home, two deep midfielders, 75% possession, one shot.

— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) January 9, 2016

As United extended an unwanted record:

Half-time in #mufc’s last 10 matches at Old Trafford 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 https://t.co/JttPLLMFOf

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 9, 2016

Bloody repeats.

— Darren Richman (@darrenrichman) January 9, 2016

To save time & stop the boredom why don't Man U agree to abandon all the first 45 mins at OT and just turn up for the second half? #0-0

— Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) January 9, 2016

Thought I'd tune in for the 2nd half at Old Trafford....have I missed anything? Course I haven't!

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 9, 2016

The next 45 minutes weren't much better, as the Blades stood firm against a blunt home attack:

Imagine having a season ticket 🙈 #mufc pic.twitter.com/I1eaV5i8mc

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 9, 2016

Hey @adidas. You watching the game?

— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) January 9, 2016

Scholesy's reaction to the latest failed #ManUtd attack... pic.twitter.com/PhvM3BgSjg

— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) January 9, 2016

£150 million of attacking talent and it takes United 69 minutes to have a shot on target at home to a third-tier side.

— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) January 9, 2016

Incredible ironic cheers fill the ground as Memphis takes a shot

— Paul (@UtdRantcast) January 9, 2016

This is utter comedy from #Mufc. If you can't be good, be funny.

— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) January 9, 2016

Big blow to the spectacle of the Europa League that Manchester United will play in it this season.

— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) January 9, 2016

I hope you all cashed out..... Man Utd are officially awful.....

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 9, 2016

Just as it looked as though fans would be punished with another 90 minutes at Bramall Lane, United nicked the win through a Rooney penalty in added time:

Rooney scores! Surely all doubts will be alleviated after a 93rd minute penalty winner against a league 1 side. Man United 1-0 Sheff Utd.

— 888sport (@888sport) January 9, 2016

Jammier than a jam sandwich stuck in a traffic jam. #MUFC

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 9, 2016

Dramatic late goals, the good times are back 👀

— Doron Salomon (@DoronSalomon) January 9, 2016

You'll struggle to find a less satisfying win anywhere.

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