Fans Mock Manchester United's Embarrassing Attempt To Beat Southampton's Offside Trap
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Manchester United have been mocked by their own fans on social media for an embarrassing set piece in the closing stages of their match with Southampton.
United were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday after Southampton striker Che Adams cancelled out Jadon Sancho’s early goal for the Red Devils.
United looked for a winner in the second half and thought they had it when Cristiano Ronaldo headed in from a free-kick.
But the goal was swiftly ruled out by the linesman, with replays showing that Ronaldo and five other Manchester United players were in an offside position when the ball was delivered.
A still shot of the set piece has now gone viral on social media.
“How does this happen? It makes zero sense,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
“Don’t have a brain in their heads,” added another.
“VAR is going to have to check this one” pic.twitter.com/lI3adL09vI— Jay Motty (@JayMotty) February 12, 2022
A third wrote: “Shows the football IQ of our team that they wasted a few minutes arguing this with the ref in a game we were chasing a goal.”
Other fans direction their anger at Eric Ramsay, who was appointed as Manchester United’s first set piece specialist last summer.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Our “set piece coach” is worth his weight in gold!”
Another added sarcastically: “ErIc RaMsAy Is GoNnA iMpRoVe Us In SeT pIeCeS."
Don’t have a brain in their heads— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) February 12, 2022
The most irritating thing about this was the players moaning to the ref like they were hard done by. Happens time and time again and its getting tiresome. Bruno, Maguire and Ronaldo regular culprits 😴— Dan (@DanMark2310) February 12, 2022
How can these players be so clueless on the pitch?? This is the epitome of how poor we're at doing the simple things at the moment 😩— Nelson (@AzumaNelson) February 12, 2022
Manchester United have scored just one league goal from a set piece this season, despite the appointment of Ramsay.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick was recently asked about that damning statistic and admitted it was “weird”.
"In the end, this is a question of training time but is also a question of deliveries," he said.
"And this is really a little bit weird, to be honest, because we players who should be technically able to deliver the balls in the right way.”