They’re the Manchester United crosses that are dividing a nation, but they were this morning being celebrated around the globe as a satirical masterstroke on the part of David Moyes.
All across the south of the country, Red Devils fans despaired as cross after hope-ful/less cross was swung at Fulham’s receptive back four during yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
Up north, where folks support some other teams, United’s display of tactical belligerence/incompetence was greeted with hearty guffaws and no little chuckling.
It’s a viewpoint currently being shared by the world at large, much of which used to support United until very recently.
Sundeep, a Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool supporter from Chennai, India, told Football Burp that he thought it bold of Moyes to so brazenly lampoon his own unsuccessful strategy time and time again.
He said: “The Manchester United crosses, all 82 of them, were really, really funny and I think Moyes deserves credit for that.
“I mean, to line up with van Persie, Rooney and Mata, only to spend the whole game teeing up Ashley Young to swing it aimlessly into the middle – that takes guts.
“Having been a Manchester United supporter for so many years there was a part of me that felt slighted, cheated even, but this sensation quickly subsided into uproarious laughter each time Fulham headed it clear.
“It was truly a powerhouse performance of self-referential comedy.”
David Moyes was unavailable for comment on the 82 Manchester United crosses as he was busy convincing himself that that’s how the club has always played.