MANCHESTER UNITED were ridiculed for their leaky Old Trafford roof after a storm created a waterfall in the stadium following their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Leandro Trossard’s goal piled more misery on Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag as the Gunners returned to the top of the Premier League table and heaped pressure on Manchester City in the title race.

For Man Utd it is now one win from eight league games.

But the on-field issues only scratch the surface of the problems at Old Trafford.

While new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe continues to make changes to personnel at the club, the stadium remains a serious concern.

The “leaky” roof has been mocked for some time – with the condition of the ageing gantry a point raised by fans last month.

While Ratcliffe has proposed the idea of building a new stadium, Man Utd are currently left with the depleted Old Trafford.

And the gaping flaws in the ground were on full show just moments after the final whistle on Sunday.

A huge amount of water could be seen leaking through the roof and down onto seats next to the pitch as the heavens opened.

This led many football fans to chime in with their responses on social media.

One said: “This is so embarrassing.”

Another added: “Build a new stadium man.”

A third replied: “When it rains, it pours.”

While a fourth responded: “So embarrassing from any club, let alone Manchester United.”

And a fifth said: “Everything is leaking at this club on and off the pitch.”

Meanwhile, Erik Ten Hag got clobbered for Manchester United’s performance AND clobbered for his clobber on the touchline.

Old Trafford legend Gary Neville joined fans in reckoning the under-fire manager got his “linen-up” all wrong.

Ten Hag chose a posh linen suit – despite a predicted downpour during the 1-0 Premier League defeat to new leaders Arsenal.

And sure enough, the Dutchman was left looking more vulnerable than his job position as rain deluged down in the closing stages

Ex-England defender Neville interjected during his Sky Sports punditry to say: “He’s gone spring/summer too early.”

One viewer claimed: “Ten Hag deserves sacking for that suit, shirt and shoes combo alone.”

Another observer called it early over the 54-year-old’s fashion faux pas.

He posted: “Ten Hag’s choice of linen suit when storms were forecast is looking a huge error of judgment. Especially with Ratcliffe watching on.”

And as the ex-Ajax chief assessed the all-round damage in more ways than one, a fan wrote: “Ten Hag’s suit getting ruined in this rain. Straight to C&A in the morning for a replacement.”

A keen-eyed observer added: “Erik ten Hag seems to be wearing the same suit he wore on his first day on the job. Turning back the clock?”

And the manager’s performance in his Sunday best was even compared to a famous bleak play – perhaps fitting as the Theatre of Dreams turns ever more into a stage of nightmares.

That post read: “Nothing more Death of a Salesman than Erik ten Hag in a damp beige spring suit, looking helplessly on as his overmatched Utd side find fightback against Arsenal impossible to manage.” – Sun

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *