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Did you spot what Man United’s players had on the back of their shirts against Spurs?

Man United's players walked out with different names on their shirts, causing plenty of confusion

Did you see it?

Plenty of people did. Or at least they thought they did, because no one could quite work out what was going on.

Man United walked out to play Spurs wearing girls’ names on the back of their shirts.

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That doesn’t look like Jones

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That doesn’t look like Jones

Cue plenty of confusion.

We’re no experts but we’re pretty sure you don’t spell ‘Jones’ as ‘S.J’.

In fact no one could put their finger on why United had made the move, although there were plenty of theories.

Crystal Lukaku

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Crystal Lukaku

So what was behind the move?

It was all to do with United’s partners Chevrolet, who are running a campaign called #BeAGoalkeeper.

The aim is to encourage female empowerment and keep girls playing sport for as long as possible.

So Romelu Lukaku hasn’t changed his name to Crystal overnight.

United’s group managing director Richard Arnold said: “The club is proud to support a number of programs through the Manchester United Foundation which encourage girls to participate in sport within schools and communities in the Greater Manchester area.

“Last year, the Foundation’s Girls’ Development team worked with almost 3,000 girls, creating a series of workshops and training sessions aimed at young female players, helping improve the skills and confidence in all areas of life.”

The players switched back when the action got underway

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The players switched back when the action got underway

United’s players switched back to their real names when the action got underway, so there was no confusion for the commentators.

As you were, DT.