It's official: Manchester United are a laughing stock. Their latest humiliation, at the hands of League One side MK Dons, prompted a predictable stream of mickey-taking on the internet, with even some of the United players' fellow pros seeing fit to put the boot in.
— Edin Džeko (@EdDzeko) August 26, 2014
... while former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong also got in on the act (one assumes Frimpong, a free agent after being released by Barnsley following their relegation to League One, knew the joke was on him).
Might turn up at United tomorrow for trials — Emmanuel Y Frimpong. (@IAMFRIMPONG26) August 26, 2014
Tim Cahill was equally unimpressed by what he saw.
— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) August 26, 2014
Meanwhile, the rest of the internet was left to go crazy and revel in the demise of a once-great club.
Refs would never have allowed this to happen if Fergie was still there... #freedimaria
— Stefan (@SC_23_8) August 26, 2014
David Moyes may be gone from the Old Trafford, but his memory lives on - in meme form.
— Stunty365™ (@Stunty365) August 25, 2014
Amid the hilarity, some serious points were made.
MK Dons squad cost £235k, less than Rooney's weekly wage
— SwedishGooner (@RichardGooner) August 26, 2014
Manchester United could do no worse than they did today. The players should be ashamed to let the club down like that. — Tommy Smyth (@TommySmythESPN) August 26, 2014
Moyes never lost by more than 3 goals. pic.twitter.com/pUhFDK4uhP
— Aamir Brar (@AamirSBrar) August 26, 2014
BREAKING: Louis Van Gaal: "It's disappointing to have been knocked out, but now we can focus on avoiding relegation from the Premier League"
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) August 26, 2014
What on earth must Angel Di Maria, United's new record signing, have thought about it all? Well, a campaign to get #freedimaria trending was born soon after the final whistle in Milton Keynes.
BREAKING: Angel Di Maria has handed in a transfer request at Manchester United. — Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 26, 2014
— Anfield Talk (@Anfield_Talk) August 26, 2014
When Di Maria signed for RM, his team lost 4-0 vs Alcorcon and now United lost 4-0 vs MKDons. A coincidence? pic.twitter.com/Vh54O9dVkw
— Football Trolls (@Footballltrolls) August 26, 2014
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