When Manchester United’s official Twitter account posted a memory from the club’s treble-winning 1998-99 campaign on Friday afternoon, there was always to be a mixed reaction from the supporters.
From beating Juventus in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Man United have struggled in recent seasons, with the Red Devils currently battling to return to the top of the English game, let alone European football.
“An incredible night in Turin”, was the message posted on the club’s Twitter account, with captain Roy Keane inspiring Man United to a 3-2 victory over the Italian giants despite the Republic of Ireland international picking up a yellow card that ruled him out of the final.
Fast forward to the present day, and Man United are currently completing in the Europa League. On Thursday night, Jose Mourinho’s side booked their spot in the semi-finals of Europe’s second competition after recording a 3-2 aggregate victory over Anderlecht.
There were some positive reactions to the official club tweet, although the majority of Man United supporters did not warm to the memory due to the team’s struggles in recent seasons.
An incredible night in Turin – on this day in 1999! pic.twitter.com/6djKzeT4MJ
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd Meanwhile we're struggling to a 2-1 win after ET against anderlecht. Brilliant.
— Furious Fergie (@Furious_Fergie) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd this is what Liverpool's account does, please stop
— Gurjeet (@singh_gurjeet98) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd We are the new loserpool
— MancMindset (@MancMindset) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd gone are those days,we used to be best team in Europe.????????????????
— Themba Evans Mabaso (@ThembaEvans) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd The old Man Utd who could overcome anything almost lol
— Justin (@hero__of_time) April 21, 2017
— Nathan Titus ネイサン (@nathanstitus) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd That was then…. Today?
— muthenya (@muthenya_) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd Miss the old times.
— Cedric (@MiraculousPogba) April 21, 2017
@ManUtd We're becoming Liverpool ????????????
— #PrayForSyria (@peaceLover3210) April 21, 2017