EPL : ‘Louis van Gaal sacked by Manchester United’ prank Tweet from former Man City Star
A message on former Manchester City man Trevor Sinclair’s account said the Manchester United boss had been axed – but the message was later revealed as a wind up
Trevor Sinclair and the tweets which sparked a social media meltdown
A former Manchester City star sent the internet into overdrive after announcing the sacking of Manchester United’s manager – before claiming he had fallen victim to a Christmas party prank.
A message from Trevor Sinclair’s account sent Twitter into meltdown earlier after tweeting that Reds boss Louis Van Gaal had lost his job .
The Dutchman is under severe pressure at Old Trafford after a run of six games without a win, culminating in the club’s 2-1 loss at home to Norwich on Saturday.
Speculation is rife he may be dismissed and replaced by former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
And a message from 42-year-old Sinclair’s official account said: “LVG is to be sacked…… Think Ed Woodward is a City fan” accompanied by an old photograph of United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward with the Portuguese coach.
He then added: “Old photo but LVG has gone.”
Another message added: “Jose is in at the swamp” – a term often used by City fans to refer to Old Trafford.
His tweets were re-tweeted and quoted thousands of times in a matter of minutes and added fuel to the already growing rumours that Van Gaal’s short tenure at the Theatre of Dreams could shortly be over .
However he then sent a message saying the tweets had been posted by a prankster, saying: “School boy error.
“Left my phone on the table at a Christmas party. Sincere apologies for my last 2 tweets #Merrychristmas.”
Adding: “Sorry to disappoint but cheer up you moody lot ….. He might not stay for the full duration of his deal.”
Blackpool-born Sinclair, a lifelong City fan, spent four years with the Blues between 2003 and 2007.
He now appears regularly on the BBC providing analysis on live games and on shows such as Match of the Day.
Source : manchester evening news