These were the best Liverpool v Man Utd Europa League jokes as two fallen giants of English football were paired in the competition’s last 16.
It’s the first time these bitter old rivals have been drawn together in European competition and, along with Borussia Dortmund v Spurs, it should come as a huge boost to the Europa League’s profile.
As you can imagine, there was no shortage of Liverpool v Man Utd Europa League jokes once the tie had been announced:
— Titanbet (@TitanBet) February 26, 2016
Liverpool v Man Utd in the Europa is like When you run into the person you hate the most in a place where neither of you want to be seen.
— Paras Sehrawat (@Paras_Sehrawat) February 26, 2016
at least they can't complain about the travel, or jet lag… Liverpool v Man Utd
— Nicola Bounds (@NicolaBounds) February 26, 2016
That's the great thing about the Europa league. Takes you to obscure, third world places with natives you can't understand a word of.
— John Ashton (@thedoveman1982) February 26, 2016
The Europa League draw has thrown up the biggest game in Irish football
— Barry E Crossan (@BarryECrossan) February 26, 2016
Second leg of Liverpool v Man Utd is on St Patrick's Day. During the week of the Cheltenham Festival. pic.twitter.com/S4MvoRjy4R
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 26, 2016
Liverpool v Man Utd in the Europa League is the most exciting unexciting football match of all time.
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) February 26, 2016
Even the old pro’s were cracking wise:
2 footballing Giants have been drawn together in the Europa league as Dortmund face Spurs. Elsewhere Manchester United take on Liverpool.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 26, 2016
Great Europa League draw for LFC, if we win happy days if we lose LVG will probably stay!!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 26, 2016