If these weren’t already troubling times for Manchester United from a footballing perspective, an AQA approved psychology book making the rounds on social media has now been spotted taking the mickey out of miserable Manchester United fans.
The book titled “Psychology for A Level Year 2 Student” was spotted taking a tongue-in-cheek dig at Manchester United fans in a unit concerned with the central nervous system of the human body.
The writers included them alongside sponges, sea squirts and jellyfish in a list of creatures who do not have a brain, and unsurprisingly, rival fans found it quite hilarious.
Their incredibly loyal support, often ridiculed for their brash cockiness at times, have faced backlash from rivals over the lack of results and silverware despite spending quite an amount in recent years.
It has not been particularly easy sailing at Manchester United ever since the club’s greatest ever manager Sir Alex Ferguson has vacated the touchline at Old Trafford. Both his chosen successor David Moyes and Louis van Gaal have experienced underwhelming tenures at the helm to say the least: and despite winning the League Cup and the Europa League, José Mourinho was unable to get the squad playing to their maximum potential and was sacked into his third season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fulminating start to life as manager of Manchester United fizzled out soon after he acquired the job on a full-time basis, and United’s performances have been majorly underwhelming and inconsistent despite showing patches of brilliance at times. And if things on the pitch weren’t bad enough, criticism on the way Ed Woodward runs affairs behind the scenes have proven to be an additional burden.
Supporters of the club who have grown up watching the most successful club in England regularly contend for silverware and win their fair share of them, have found it very difficult to get used to the transitional phase of the club. Their performances recently have often been a tad embarrassing, although none more than the recent 6-1 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last weekend.