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Man Utd fans urge club to delete latest tweet aimed at Arsenal

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Despite sitting six points and two places below them in the Premier League table, Manchester United don't seem to be lacking any confidence when it comes to facing Arsenal this Saturday.

Or, at least, that's the feeling when you look at the Old Trafford club's latest social media activity.

Posting a message to their 9.27 million Twitter followers on Thursday afternoon, the Manchester United official account attempted to troll their upcoming opponents by reminding them of their infamous 8-2 defeat at the hands of Sir Alex Ferguson back in the 2011/2012 season.

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The post - seen below - included the full highlights from a game that will live long in the memory of Red Devils supporters, as well as some witty wordplay using the staggering 8-2 scoreline itself.

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Unfortunately for those in charge of the Premier League giant's Twitter account, the attempt to troll their long-time rivals didn't exactly go down a storm with a lot of their own fans. 

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Indeed, a casual scroll through the replies to the above tweet shows plenty of United supporters practically pleading with their club to delete the gloating message before Saturday's big game.

Whether it is fear that they're jinxing this weekend's result or a sheer lack of confidence in the current squad's ability to avoid being on the receiving end of a similarly embarrassing scoreline, it is pretty safe to say that the United fan base isn't quite as confident as the club's social media department.

This isn't the first time United have made reference to the August 2011 result this week, either. Only a few days ago, they sent out another tweet aimed squarely at the Gunners.

It is a dangerous tactic given the context of Saturday's clash.

Whilst Manchester United have won just one of their last four Premier League fixtures and suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Chelsea in that period, Arsenal will arrive at Old Trafford unbeaten in all competitions since the opening day of the season.

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Given the way Mesut Ozil and co. were playing before the international break you can perhaps understand why United fans are urging their team to be a little more humble before kick off.

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