Jose Mourinho didn’t give the fans much to cheer last night.
A drab 0-0 draw away to Sevilla has been met with backlash from Man United fans but at least the supporters in the stadium amused themselves with other pursuits.
A chorus of ‘Will Grigg’s on Fire’ could be heard echoing out from the away end last night as United’s travelling support distracted themselves from the lacklustre display on the pitch by celebrating Man City’s recent 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup at the hands of Wigan.
Grigg’s opportunistic finish at the DW Stadium ended Pep Guardiola’s hopes of a quadruple and so you can understand the United fans’ delight and keenness to savour the moment.
There’s just one problem.
Will Grigg is responsible for arguably Man United’s most humiliating loss of the modern era.
Back in 2014 the Norther Irish forward scored twice as MK Dons beat United 4-0 in the League Cup.
Louis van Gaal’s side were embarrassed at Stadium:mk in the second round of the competition by a League One side spearheaded by Grigg that also contained an 18-year-old Dele Alli.
Grigg scored the first two goals before substitute Benik Afobe, on loan from Arsenal at the time, completed the rout with a brace of his own.
The United defence terrified by Grigg featured Jonny Evans and Michael Keane in front of David De Gea in goal.
The defeat came on the same night as United announced the signing of Angel Di Maria for £60m — something else many United fans have probably erased from their memory.
So while last night’s anthem was a decent effort from the United fans, it actually turned out to be something of an own goal.
All together now — Will Grigg’s on fire, your defence is terrified…