In the wake of Louis Van Gaal getting the boot at Old Trafford, Twitter has exploded with personalities of all kinds weighing in on the news.
Van Gaal and his backroom staff were sacked by the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, on Monday morning.
Having represented Leicester City, Everton and Tottenham during his playing career, Gary Lineker was quick to criticise the insensitive manner in which his former rival club chose to go about the breaking news.
Crikey! Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal. Who saw that coming? Next thing you know they'll appoint José Mourinho.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 23, 2016
It is not known what Van Gaal will do next, one parody account speculated that he could feature in Ice Age Six, likening him to the mammoth who goes by the name of’Manny’.
— Stansaid Airport (@StansaidAirport) May 23, 2016
Despite appearing slightly frustrated at Van Gaal’s inability to deliver success at the club, one fan was grateful for everything else Van Gaal brought to the table.
Goodbye Louis Van Gaal. Thank you for Martial, FA Cup, Rashford and this. pic.twitter.com/qQ9Wy8w8i1
— Fred (@Fred9Fareed) May 23, 2016
Similarly, Jamie Carragher also expressed his disappointment at the reality of a Premier League without Van Gaal’s sexually-themed press-conferences.
Going to miss LVG and his press conferences! #sexmasochism
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) May 23, 2016
Many fans used words to express their approval of the decision to get rid of Van Gaal but some used images to similar effect.
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) May 23, 2016
Despite having managed Barcelona twice and FC Bayern München once, Van Gaal was not well received in Manchester. The general sentiment was that it took far too long to cut him loose. One account explained why there might have been a delay.
While there was the odd tweet that could be found that contained genuine gratitude for Van Gaal…
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) May 23, 2016
For the most part, it seems the Dutchman overstayed his welcome.