Gary Neville slams Liverpool's official twitter account for mocking Manchester United's loss to Watford
Gary Neville has hit out at Liverpool’s official Twitter account after they poked fun at Manchester United following their shock 3-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday.
United great Neville was not amused as Liverpool’s Twitter feed encouraged a Man Utd fan site to delete a jovial tweet thanking the Reds for beating what they described as ‘one of their title rivals’ in Chelsea on Friday night.
Liverpool’s in-house social media team clearly believed they could have a joke at United expense as they encouraged @UnitedStandMUFC to delete their message following a woeful loss for their team at Vicarage Road.
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 16, 2016
Big thanks to Liverpool for beating one of our title rivals. Another three points towards your battle for 6th#MUFC
Liverpool’s Twitter account responded with this simple message soon after United’s miserable display at Watford:
.@UnitedStandMUFC Delete.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2016
The weekend’s results left Liverpool one point ahead of their old foes United, but Neville suggested the brash tweet from the Anfield club’s official Twitter feed was a little premature with a clash between the two clubs less than a month away.
Official club account mocking greatest rivals 5 games into a season with a game coming up in a few weeks. Why do it? https://t.co/bVWfKzQTKM— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 18, 2016
It's David Luiz's agent. https://t.co/77s2CzIyQF
Do you run LFC Twitter account? https://t.co/rlgE4nITqW— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
Unfortunately not but if I did I wouldn't say delete I'd say Deeney. https://t.co/ASV8et2Yv8— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 18, 2016
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
Don't mind a tweet like that at all but IF that United changing room isn't wound up now it never will be!! https://t.co/CNWnHojqux
And if I was a Liverpool player id be hammering the Twitter guy!! https://t.co/CNWnHojqux— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
When a fan suggested Neville would be lapping up the banter if it was the United Twitter feed having fun at Liverpool’s expense, the Sky Sports pundit responded with this snipe:
Trust me I wouldn't! I'd be embarrassed! https://t.co/F2Ith5cyCf— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 18, 2016
The countdown to Liverpool v Man Utd at Anfield on October 17th is now on, with this little social media spat adding to the tension ahead of a game that will be crucial to both club’s hopes of mounting a sustained push for the Premier League title.