Manchester United fans had no other choice but to wait anxiously to know the fate of under-fire manager Louis van Gaal on Tuesday evening after several rumours suggesting the club will make an announcement of sacking the Dutch manager at around 7.30pm spread quickly.

But earlier, reports suggested that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was on a meeting at the club’s London offices in Mayfair to talk about van Gaal’s future following a dismal run of only three victories in last 13 games.

Rumours quickly started to gather pace in the unregulated world of social media and those rumours were certainly hilarious. Ironically the only problem was that van Gaal had not been sacked at all and was still sitting in the managerial hot seat.

Things became worse when pictures and message tweeted by ex-Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair appeared, which for some reason certain people took quite seriously.

After further tweets suggesting the Dutchman has been sacked and Jose Mourinho being given the responsibility to lead, Sinclair eventually claimed it wasn’t even him and it was only a prank.

United fans were left with the ridiculous notion that van Gaal had been sacked by aggressive Twitter maniacs and gossip peddlers on the social media.

When 7.30pm came, obviously there were no such news of sacking; because there was no news to give, and then the jokes started to follow.

A report from the Manchester Evening News then confirmed van Gaal’s future wasn’t even on the board in Woodward’s London meeting anyway. 

Actually, the whole world edged toward the edge of it seat just for nothing.













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