When Mick McCarthy referred to his Wolves players as ‘twits who tweet’, Wes Brown was the incumbent of Manchester United’s number 6 shirt. “Players are going to get themselves into trouble over Twitter”, said McCarthy following one of his player’s revelatory tweets that ultimately led to the collapse of a move for then Aston Villa player Steve Sidwell.
Fast forward seven years and the now Republic of Ireland boss might have uttered “I told you so” at United’s current number 6’s Twitter and Instagram activity in the immediate aftermath of Jose Mourinho’s sacking (on Tuesday morning).
The decision to post a picture of a smirking Paul Pogba with the words “caption this” to his 6.1m twitter followers and 30m+ Instagram followers was guaranteed to gain maximum exposure. In light of the morning’s events, it was also nailed on to attract the kind of negative responses that saw both posts swiftly deleted within minutes of being published.
With the image and handles used corresponding with an Adidas promotional event in Paris on Monday where Pogba joined former Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala, was this simply a case of bad timing for the France international rather than a thinly veiled parting shot at Mourinho? Read more