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Manchester United’s Twitter dig at Chelsea backfires spectacularly

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The Red Devils were beaten by Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

The only thing worse than losing a game at home in the Premier League is having to deal with your club’s pre-game hubris afterwards, something Manchester United fans experienced after losing to Crystal Palace.

The Old Trafford side were stunned by a stoppage-time winner against the London outfit, losing 2-1 having equalised just minutes before.

The defeat marked Palace’s first league win at Old Trafford since 1989, but a pre-game tweet from United’s Twitter account really put the cherry on the cake for rival fans.

“Wish we were playing Chelsea again, though…” the post read.

United had beaten Chelsea 4-0 in their opening game of the season, but their light-hearted tweet aged very badly after the team went on to lose to Roy Hodgson’s outfit.

“We’re sure you do…” Palace replied after the game.

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But it was Chelsea who had the last laugh, responding to the dig having beaten Norwich 3-2 for their first three points of the season.

“How’d it go?” the Blues’ Twitter account asked.

United and Chelsea both have four points after three games of the season.

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