FANS claim Manchester United were “cooked on and off the pitch” as Newcastle’s social media team “chose violence” with a taunting tweet.
Noting some home supporters exiting early, the Magpies’ admin posted: “Tonight’s attendance at Old Trafford is 72,000. Slightly less now.”
And the response on X, formerly known as Twitter, was no kinder to the Red Devils.
“It’s a zinger,” said one fan, and “Total violation,” stated another – apparently with glee.
United were booed off at the end of each half by disheartened fans.
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And after the Toon added to the home misery with their online jibe, one supporter mocked Erik ten Hag’s troubled side further by posting: “Cooking them on the pitch. Cooking them on Twitter.”
Fans, at least from the North East, were even more delighted when one viewer posted what he called “context” – a clip of those United fans leaving before the final whistle.
Newcastle supporters could be heard chanting in that video: “We can see you sneaking out.”
One fan replied online: “Watched like 32 times. I love this so much.”
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Early sub Miguel Almiron and Lewis Hall, with his first goal for Newcastle, had put the visitors 2-0 up at the break.
Joe Willock’s solo special then clinched a victory stroll on the hour.
Old Trafford boss Ten Hag told Sky Sports: “We know this is not good enough. We have to take responsibility for it, so do I. We’re sorry to the fans.”
And of the jeers from United supporters, the Dutchman added: “We have to recover from it. We have to do it quickly. Saturday (at Fulham) is the next game. We have to raise our standards.”