Morgan Schneiderlin gets Johan Cruyff Instagram tribute badly wrong

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Along with a host of footballers from around the world, Manchester United's Morgan Schneiderlin decided to pay tribute to Johan Cruyff after he passed away.

The Dutch master lost his long battle with cancer this week, aged 68, and Holland's friendly against France last night was a fitting tribute to the man credited with helping to invent Total Football.

Schneiderlin posted his tribute on Instagram - but sadly not only put up a picture of the wrong person but also spelled Cruyff's name wrong. 

Instead of posting an image of the iconic Ajax and Barcelona forward, the former Southampton midfielder mistakenly published an image of goalkeeper Jan Jongbloed in honour of “Yoan Cruyff”.

The Manchester United man soon realised the error of his ways and deleted his post, replacing it with an image of Cruyff while also spelling his name right.

You can check out the deleted post and his replacement at the bottom of this article. The Guardian had earlier made a similar mistake by printing an image of Rob Rensenbrink instead of Cruyff on the front of their sport section.

The sheer volume of tributes in the aftermath of Cruyff's death moved his son Jordi - the former Manchester United midfielder - to release a statement thanking the football world.

"It has touched us deeply that Johan was such an inspiration to many of you," he said in a statement.

"On behalf of my mother, sisters and the rest of the family I would like to say thank you for all the love, kind words and memories that have been shared with us, since yesterday but also over the past months."

Holland's showdown against France last evening, which ended in a 3-2 defeat for the home side, was halted in the 14th minute in order to pay homage to the iconic number 14 with a minute's applause from both sets of fans.

Earlier, mascots from both sides took to the pitch wearing Oranje shirts with Cruyff’s No 14 on the front, and the Dutch FA have since confirmed they will rename the Amsterdam Arena after one of the greatest players in their country's history.

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