Aston Villa’s narrow win at Old Trafford sent Manchester United fans into meltdown as the Red Devils succumbed to their first Premier League defeat of the season.
Kortney Hause’s bullet header gave the visitors the lead in the 88th minute, which they held onto despite giving away a penalty in injury time.
The usually reliable Bruno Fernandes stepped up from 12 yards but blasted his effort over the bar, handing Villa a famous victory.
Unsurprisingly, United fans did not take the result well and expressed their feelings accordingly online.
Many of the instant reactions called for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be replaced as United manager as #OleOut was trending, with one commenter saying “3 losses in 4 games GET HIM OUT”.
A second fan remarked that this is what “happens when a clown is our manager”, while another implored Solskjaer to “just hand over your resignation”.
“Clueless tactics, the midfield is a mess, poor decision on passing. High attempt but nothing converted. Exhausting seeing the same problems week in week out,” wrote @ami__rul.
“We have added 3 quality players to our squad but somehow our football [has] regressed, the guy is finished, he has nothing more to offer,” said @Lixnk.
@TheReal_Zaddy chimed in with this doozy: “And you guys are comfortable with Ole? Can’t The Glazers just invite him over and slap the hell out of his head.”
Much of the frustration stems from the talent available to the United, as @ArjunSaiRaam pointed out.
“Manchester United with players like Ronaldo, Pogba, Varane, Cavani just lost to Aston Villa at Old Trafford for the first time since 2009. Progress? Thanks.”
And @rasket360 compared Solskjaer’s management to “having a Ferrari and letting your cat drive it.”
The reaction wasn’t entirely negative, with a few positive voices emerging from the tsunami of disappointment and anger coming from the United faithful.
“Being the first defeat in PL, I hope The Reds come back stronger… We can learn from mistakes,” @jiggy_vs wrote.
Villa’s first win over United in 12 years was their third of the season and takes them to 10 points after six games.