Manchester United's social media team was left with an egg on their face after a banter tweet directed at Chelsea backfired spectacularly.
The Red Devils were facing Crystal Palace on Saturday evening at the Old Trafford with high hopes of picking maximum points, but a last-minute goal from Patrick Van Aanholt condemned them to their first home defeat.
Jordan Ayew gave the visitors the lead in the first half, but Daniel James equalized at the death, and as they searched for the winning goal, the visitors struck through the former Chelsea youngster to leave with all the points.
United's social media team took to Twitter with a cryptic message directed at Chelsea, whom they beat 4-0 on the opening day at the grounds.
*#MUNCRY. Wish we were playing Chelsea again, though...— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 24, 2019
Chelsea, however, had the last laugh after United stumbled, with the Blues picking their first win of the season away at the Canaries.
Palace too took time to respond to the tweet after the victory.
United's team might be regretting tweeting such content, or they might be lucky next time as they travel to face Southampton away at St. Marys.