Murals on walls featuring football personalities with a cult following are very popular attractions in footballing cities, but an exception may lie with an awfully made mural of Manchester United footballers Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba in the football-worshipping city of Manchester.
The work of art completely covering a wall in the North Quarter area of Manchester has attracted a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons: the mural also featuring United women’s captain Katie Zelem is accompanied by the lines “Hated, adored, never ignored” has been subject to a lot of amusement and ridicule on Twitter.
Art on the sport of football is incredible when it comes off good enough, but the ones which are not as well made are always subject to all sorts of attention of the negative sort, for instance, the much-ridiculed bust of Cristiano Ronaldo in the airport in his native little island of Madeira.
The Red Devils will be hoping to get their big guns blazing from the beginning as they kick off their league season against Crystal Palace at home this weekend, and the aforementioned Rashford and Pogba are two of their biggest stars in a long list of many, raring to go from as early as possible.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to consolidate their position in the top four which they achieved last season, but it will not be an easy road to elite European competition this time as all of their direct rivals have strengthened a lot more in the summer transfer window: while United have only secured the signature of Donny van de Beek so far and are trying for Alex Telles and Jadon Sancho at the moment.
One can only hope from a Manchester United fan’s perspective that they fare beautifully this coming season, offering a complete contrast from the hideous mural seen below –