Upon hearing the news that Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has left the club, Manchester United fans began worrying that an upset could be on the cards this weekend.
Jose Mourinho’s side will travel to the Riverside Stadium to take on Boro in the Premier League this Sunday.
As expected, United are favourites to collect all three points given that they are unbeaten in 17 league games, while Middlesbrough reside second from bottom in the table, three points from safety.
Despite the gulf between them in the division, United fans are now biting their nails over a possible revival from the Boro players.
We have already seen this season how managerial changes can spark an upturn in form.
Leicester City shocked Liverpool to claim a 3-1 victory just a few days after Claudio Ranieri was sacked.
Middlesbrough have lost their last three league games on the bounce, so this weekend’s clash is huge for their chances of survival.
Not good news that middlesbrough have sacked Karanka a few days before we play them #MUFC
— Jacques⚽ (@jacques125) March 16, 2017
Karanka gone. Utd at boro on Sunday. Got trap game wrote all over it #mufc
— Marc Liptrot (@Lipski7) March 16, 2017
— Ian (@swintonian_) March 16, 2017
— Hardeep Singh (@TheRealistSingh) March 16, 2017
— Keegan Kruger (@KeeganKruger) March 16, 2017
Boro would try to prove a point against us, Worst time to face them FFS. #MUFC
— Athul (@athulpkrishnan) March 16, 2017
— MUSC Sydney, NSW (@ManUtdNSW) March 16, 2017
???? ???? So Boro will have the classic manager just been sacked boost for the game on Sunday. Of course. #mufc
— Ian Williams (@iMUFC7) March 16, 2017
It's going to happen. Boro sack their manager and their players will play like Barcelona against us… #MUFC
— Ryan Luong (@partofringu) March 16, 2017
— Chris (@Martial_Law87) March 16, 2017