Alan Shearer Asks Manchester United Fans To Stop Chanting About Him During Game
Alan Shearer hilariously responded to Manchester United supporters chanting about him at Old Trafford.
The Toon goal-scoring great was on commentary for Amazon Prime for the Boxing Day fixture and was forced to listen to songs about him from Red Devils fans.
Chants of "cheer up Alan Shearer" rained down from the stands during Manchester United's clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford.
And an hour into the match, Shearer finally cracked while on commentary with Clive Tyldesley for Amazon.
Shearer told TV viewers: "I wish the Manchester United fans would stop singing my name. I'm being very complimentary to them here."
Twitter users enjoyed Shearer's sense of humour, but of course it didn't put an end to the chants from Manchester United supporters.
One Twitter user said: "'Wish united fans would stop singing my name' Alan Shearer you've just made my Christmas!"
Another tweet read: "Alan Shearer unhappy about the United fans has made my Christmas."
Another social media post said: "Loving Alan Shearer's commentary requesting United fans to cease the chants in his name."
The reason for the chants about Shearer wasn't absolutely clear, but perhaps something to do with the striker turning down a move to Old Trafford 20 years ago.
Either way, United had the last laugh on Boxing Day in a comfortable victory over Newcastle.
Manchester United came from a goal down to thrash Steve Bruce's men 4-1.
Matty Longstaff, who scored the winner when the sides played in October, stunned Old Trafford with his early goal to give Steve Bruce's team the lead.
But Manchester United hit back in style to lead 3-1 at the break with a brilliant comeback.
Anthony Martial levelled the scores in the 24th minute before Mason Greenwood lashed home to give the Red Devils the lead.
Marcus Rashford's strike in the 41st minute gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side breathing room going into half-time.
Martial grabbed his second goal in the 51st minute as Manchester United moved within four points of fourth-placed Chelsea.
Alan Shearer: "I wish the Manchester United fans would stop singing my name. I'm being very complimentary to them here." #NUFC #MUFC
- Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) December 26, 2019
The awkwardness with Alan Shearer being dead silent while the United fans chant about him is too much
- alecsandro (@spenceatron) December 26, 2019
Alan shearer unhappy about the united fans has made my Christmas :joy:
- charl. (@charlemilyrose) December 26, 2019
Loving @alanshearer 's commentary requesting United fans to cease the chants in his name! Thanks for the glowing praise for @ManUtd Alan. Take it seriously when you pay compliments. #mufc
- JW (@revjw2015) December 26, 2019
'Wish united fans would stop singing my name' Alan Shearer you've just made my Christmas! :fishing_pole_and_fish: :fishing_pole_and_fish:
- Sam O'Hagan (@samdomo94) December 26, 2019