Manchester United delete tone deaf tweet over fans not being allowed at Newcastle match after backlash from legend Gary Neville and supporters

Manchester United deleted a tweet making light of their clash against Newcastle being played in an empty stadium following a backlash from fans and former player Gary Neville.

A social media post from the Red Devils embarrassingly joked that fans will be pleased to avoid the trip to Tyneside as they would not have to climb several flights of stairs to get to the away seating.

Man United received criticism for this tone deaf tweet

St James’ Park famously has a demanding long climb for fans making their way to the upper tier of the Milburn Stand and Leazes End.

While the tweet may have been light-hearted, it prompted a furious reaction from fans whose only way of watching the match was to fork out £14.95 for a Sky Sports Box Office package.

The tweet read: “At least there’s no climbing up 14 flights of stairs to get to the away end at St James’ Park for this one…

“Where are you watching #NEWMUN from?”

Gary Neville, among hundreds of United fans, made clear his disappointment at the joke.

The former defender wrote: “How bad is this tweet?”

United defeated Newcastle 4-1 in the match to get their campaign back on track following a disappointing start.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Harry Maguire after he put a difficult spell behind him with a commanding display in the victory.

The England defender, who played in the chaotic 6-1 Premier League defeat by Tottenham last time out before being sent off for England against Denmark on Wednesday evening, went some way towards answering his critics, capping a fine individual performance with a goal in the 4-1 win on Tyneside.

Bruno Fernandes was on the scoresheet as United defeated Newcastle

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Bruno Fernandes was on the scoresheet as United defeated Newcastle

Solskjaer said: “It’s the way to respond to a couple of disappointing performances.

“We lost 6-1, but he was part of the team that beat the world ranked number one, Belgium, then he gets sent off and now he’s up again with that win with a very, very good performance, a good goal, could have had one or two more, led the team by example.

“He was inspirational as well the build-up to the game and of course, I’m very pleased for him.”

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