United fans would have headed to Old Trafford full of hope and expectation at seeing a different performance to some of the flat displays they witnessed at their home ground under David Moyes last year.
However, they would have been just as disappointed despite a goal from Wayne Rooney as United’s 3-5-2 formation failed to come off on the opening day.
Needless to say fans of United’s main rivals jumped all over the defeat to produce mock-ups and meme pictures in similar fashion to the way they slaughtered David Moyes on social media sites last season.
It’s far too early to judge this current Manchester United side but they already have a gap to claw back and a point to prove, as United fans look for an excuse to send the banter in the direction of their rivals rather than having to take it for another 38 game league campaign.
Here are some of the best mock-ups and memes to have hit Twitter since Saturday.
Louis Van Gaal already following in the footsteps of David Moyes and breaking all sorts of records! pic.twitter.com/Rian1TH1pR— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 18, 2014
David Moyes to van Gaal... pic.twitter.com/L1YURgK4sA— The FOOTBALL Bible (@TFBible_) August 16, 2014