Man Utd fan's tweet about Virgil van Dijk's Napoli mistake completely backfired


Liverpool's defence of their Champions League crown has started with defeat in Naples.

Jurgen Klopp must have rolled his eyes when he saw his side drawn against Napoli once again and their excursion to the San Paolo Stadium was just as difficult as it was last season.

On that occasion, the Reds were on the wrong side of a 1-0 defeat and while the scoreline was a slightly wider 2-0 this year, the back and forth between the sides was almost identical.

In fact, the breakthrough for Napoli - coming via a controversial Dries Mertens penalty - actually arrived when Liverpool were looking at their most dangerous in the final third.

But try as they might for an equaliser, Liverpool never really recovered from that opening goal and Fernando Llorente proceeded to deliver the crushing blow in stoppage time.

Napoli 2-0 Liverpool

However, perhaps the most note-worthy point about Llorente's goal was actually the role of Virgil van Dijk, who made a rare mistake shortly before the finish.

During an attempt to tackle both Jose Callejon and Mertens on the right flank, the Dutchman ended up prodding the ball across his own penalty area.

Sure, it wasn't overly catastrophic in the context of the game, but still enough for an anomalous 'error leading to a goal' to make an appearance on Van Dijk's record.

SSC Napoli v Liverpool FC: Group E - UEFA Champions League

Man Utd fan's tweet backfires

And given how much Liverpool fans eulogise about the centre-back, it was inevitable that opposition fans would jump on the opportunity to tease him after an unusually embarrassing moment.

However, although there was definitely justification for a joke, one Manchester United fan could have chosen his comment a lot better and has seen their tweet spectacularly backfire.

Account @UnitedRedscom posted a video of the goal with the caption: "A Van Dijk error leads to Napoli’s second goal... Maguire would never 😆 #MUFC." Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Maguire would never... because he's never played in the Champions League before.

Yes, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to foresee what non-United fans have been replying in the comments and it begs the question as to why the original account didn't see it coming.

The most viral reply actually seems to have come from an Arsenal fan, writing: "That’s because he’d have to be playing Champions League football in order to do so."


There's no doubting that Maguire is one of the Premier League's best defenders, yet there's more than even Champions League football separating him and Van Dijk.

The Dutchman might have made a costly mistake in Naples, but don't be surprise to see him finishing the year with FIFA's 'The Best' award and the Ballon d'Or in his trophy cabinet.

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