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Manchester United’s Twitter Team Won’t Let Manchester City Misspell Jesse Lingard’s Name

Manchester United’s Twitter Team Won’t Let Manchester City Misspell Jesse Lingard’s Name

Manchester United‘s Twitter team aren’t prepared to let their Manchester City counterparts spell Jesse Lingard’s name wrong.

Oddly, the Manchester derby is on a Thursday night this week so today is the beginning of the pre-match build-up, with both managers talking to the media while the coverage is ramped up.

The Twitter timelines of each team is filled with derby preview – including live tweeting of the managers’ press conferences.

In City’s live tweeting, they shared this quote from Pep Guardiola about United having good replacements for the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic:

In case you hadn’t noticed, that’s the wrong spelling of Lingard. And United picked up on it:

As you can see from the retweets and likes on the tweet, fans found the correction pretty funny.

So did City actually, posting this in response shortly after:

Banter.

It’s good to see the Twitter teams come together for a funny social story, especially ones with a rivalry like the two biggest Manchester clubs.

But we doubt they’ll be as nice when the action kicks off at the Etihad tomorrow night.

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