A frustrated Sheffield United fan took an unusual step by walking down to the Bramall Lane touchline to berate Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho during a match.
Erik ten Hag’s team secured a hard-fought victory over the struggling Sheffield United on Saturday night, with goals from Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot securing three crucial points.
Oli McBurnie equalized for The Blades from the penalty spot after McTominay was penalized for a handball in the box.
However, a resilient Manchester United managed to clinch their second consecutive Premier League win with a magnificent 25-yard strike from full-back Diogo Dalot.
The Reds successfully defended their narrow lead and frustrated the home fans inside Bramall Lane.
In the latter stages of the match, one supporter made his frustration known when Alejandro Garnacho won a free-kick in the 93rd minute.
As you can see from the footage below, the Sheffield United supporter can be seen making his way to the touchline before making a series of gestures to Garnacho.
The Argentine winger, alongside captain Bruno Fernandes and Rasmus Hojlund, can be seen trying to usher the fan away.
But the person in question decides to instead imitate Garnacho’s so-called diving technique – that’s until he was eventually caught by security.
Sheffield Fan 🆚 Alejandro Garnacho pic.twitter.com/joE2EHAp1q
— Garnaldo (@Garnaldooo) October 22, 2023
We had the last laugh 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/ljeCFOfbpS
— Teletex Sport (@SportTeletex) October 22, 2023
After the full-time whistle, Erik ten Hag revealed his delight at the win. “Every game is tough in the Premier League,” he said.
“Always after international breaks when players play different styles and systems with their nations and then when you get back you have to get back to your routine.
“You saw in the first half it was not our best game, it was far from fluid. We got a goal but we have to be more composed and more mature to stay in the game at 1-0 up and now give up the goal so quickly.
“At half time I said find a way to win and I think we were much better in the second half.”
Ten Hag also spoke about Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who sadly passed away on Saturday morning, aged 86.
“What he achieved in football was immense,” he added. “Also his personality off the pitch. The football world lost a big man.
“We had to show our respect for him and I think we did that today. We wanted to celebrate but also to remember him.”