Gareth Southgate’s side are gearing up for a showdown with Luka Modric and co with a place in the tournament’s final up for grabs, and a United contingent will be crucial if England are to progress.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 9, 2018
Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young have been key players for Southgate, and both are expected to start on Wednesday inside the Luzhniki Stadium.
However, both players will have been rather confused to see their club tweet an emoji of a bronze medal this afternoon – appearing to hint at England losing and going into the third place playoff.
Of course, the tweet might’ve just been making reference to the fact the third place match takes place on Saturday, but that’s not how a lot of people perceived it online:
Why the bronze on Saturday? 3rd place?
— Rosh (@pogbaamentality) July 9, 2018
its good the admin knows england is not winning…i even doubt if they will be third
— Sule (@Futa__0) July 9, 2018
They assume that @England it's going to lose on wednesday😂
— Rodrigo Natarén (@RNataren) July 9, 2018
Are they predicting that we will finish 3rd in the third place play off on Saturday?
— 24 (@TorreiraForeva) July 9, 2018
You think they’ll only get third in the World Cup?
— Ashy (@AshyLeeds) July 9, 2018
Saturday bronze medal. Lol the admin knows its not coming home
— Alexis Sanchez (@AIexisSanchez_7) July 9, 2018
Even Manchester United predicts England to finish 3rd. 😂
— LJAY®🇳🇬 (@luckyejoh) July 9, 2018
No faith in England coming runners up or winning then???
— daniel kelly (@dannymilhouse) July 9, 2018
Do you think England will beat Croatia and reach the final?