Social media is a difficult place for footballers when things are not going well.
Manchester United managed to improve in the Premier League as they secured a runners-up spot at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, but the Red Devils suffered a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final at the weekend.
It would be fair to say that the United fans have been unhappy with their manager Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, and that was also the case following the FA Cup final, which was decided by an Eden Hazard penalty.
Jesse Lingard, who is said to be on £100,000 a week at United, was one of the players who underperformed against Chelsea, but the England international has somewhat surprisingly not been criticised by the club’s supporters.
On the contrary in fact, with the bulk of United fans throwing their support behind Lingard and indeed the team in response to a tweet from the attacker.
United have certainly made steps in the right direction since Mourinho arrived, and the club’s supporters are looking to the 2018-19 campaign with optimism despite the disappointment of the FA Cup final.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Dont know what to say, worst feeling i’ve felt in football to date , we didnt deserve to lose but thats football. The fans have been amazing all season they have stuck by us through the ups and downs and i can only say thank you. Quick turn around for the world cup 👊🏾 Lets Goo pic.twitter.com/Uags93cO3s
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) May 21, 2018
❤ U Keep the faith, Come on Reds #GGMU
— Alex Nield (@famousalexnield) May 21, 2018
Take the hurt and remember it next season when on the pitch. Losing makes winning a lot sweeter
— Liam Whelan (@liam11) May 21, 2018
You always give 100% we feel your pain.Good luck in the world cup come back stronger for next season 💜
— Frear (@Frear3) May 21, 2018
We go again Jesse ❤
— Ché (Exams) (@ffsChe_) May 21, 2018
Go again next season.
— Mairéad (@MaireadMcMahon) May 21, 2018
It OK bro all will be fine that not the end, prepare for next season.
— Omotosho Kayode (@OmotoshoKayod17) May 21, 2018
Cheers for an amazing season mate, up the reds!
— Edvard Ramstad (@EdvardRamstad) May 21, 2018
No matter what, you guys rock always👏👏 Still the best team in the whole world.. forever MUFC🔴
— Fiona (@GenganF) May 21, 2018
Your work rate 💯 #GGMU
— Nigga on a horse 🇿🇼 (@AshKindon) May 21, 2018