FOOTBALL fans have been left in hysterics after an intern wrote “Manchester United are rubbish” on the ticker of BBC News’ live coverage.
The message appeared on viewers TV screens at 9.35am on Tuesday morning and many people swiftly picked up on it.
The BBC anchor was then forced to apologise for the mishap two hours later.
She said: “Ever so sorry, but we have a new intern training how to use the ticker.
“They did not mean to publish ‘Manchester United are rubbish’, and we are deeply sorry.”
Reacting to the mishap on social media, one person wrote: “Pep [Guardiola] starting his summer job 🤣🤣🤣🤣.”
Another added: “I really hope the trainee doesn’t feel too bad.
“Because honestly that mistake was actually legendary and we all salute you.”
While a Red Devils fan added: “I mean, even as a Man Utd supporter, they’re not wrong.”
Man Utd finished sixth in the Premier League table this season, a dismal return after they had hoped to challenge for the title.
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Not only have they ended up a huge 35 points adrift of league winners Manchester City, they have also missed out on qualification for the Champions League.
And they ended their Premier League campaign with a 12th defeat of the season at the hands of Crystal Palace.
United fans will be hoping new manager Erik ten Hag can turn things around at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman conducted his first press conference as head coach on Monday.
Speaking about the situation, he told the Man Utd website: “[We must] accept the current situation but also know one year ago, this club was second in the Premier League.
“There’s potential and now it’s up to us to get that out. It’s a process, it will take time, but I’m convinced we will come to that point where we get success.
“We have to work hard and it has to be based on the right philosophy and strategy.
“In certain positions we want to renew the squad, but as I said, one year ago, this squad was second in the league, so there is potential and I’m really looking forward to co-operating with the squad.
“I have to build, starting a new relationship with the squad, with my players.
” I have high expectations from myself and that is also what I demand from my squad.
“They have to co-operate together and they have to give every day their best. And I would say, for me, good is not good enough. We have to do better.”