Optic giants take Ed Woodward down on Twitter
Manchester United went top of the Premier League table in January, as a result of the good form put on display by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since their stuttering start to the season. With a 1-0 away win against Burnley at Turf Moor on 12th January, the record league winners of English football were neck to neck with their city rivals Manchester City – and sent forward a statement to the rest of the teams that they were threatening to be back at their best sooner than later.
But since then, United’s form has been anything but a throwback to their dominant past. Solskjaer’s side have picked up 15 points from their last 10 games – which amounts to half of the total points possible to win. United have won only three games out of their last ten outings, and have played out four 0-0 draws – three of them against the traditional top-six opposition in Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Apart from the wins against Fulham, Newcastle United, and their record-equalling 9-0 win over Southampton, United played out six stalemates and looked like a team far away from their previous best earlier in the season – as the worst result of their bad patch came in a 2-1 loss to bottom-placed Sheffield United at Old Trafford. As a result of their slump, United could not keep with their rivals at the top – who now find themselves fourteen points clear at the summit.
While the dip in form has frustrated a fair share of fans who might have been expecting the team to challenge for the title, the Manchester United hierarchy seems to be pleased with what Solskjaer has done in his tenure at the club – as revealed by Ed Woodward himself when he said that the club is showing clear signs of progress under the Norwegian.
The tweet from Sky Sports was met with utter disdain from the United faithful but the reply which grabbed the most attention was of Specsavers – the British optical retail chain.
The official Twitter account for the optical giants replied “has that mask been covering his eyes” as the tweet revealed Woodward’s claim and featured a photo of the United chief with his mask on –
Has that mask been covering his eyes— Specsavers (@Specsavers) March 4, 2021