Former footballer and boxer Curtis Woodhouse has triggered a whole lot of indignant reactions from Manchester United followers for his branding Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs ‘overrated’.
He even sparked a response from Scholes’ son, who known as him a ‘unhappy t**t’, and likewise a shock reply from Giggs’ estranged brother, Rhodri.
Former Premier League midfielder Woodhouse seems to have angered the pink half of Manchester – and elements of London and Essex, clearly – with a sequence of daring claims on Twitter on Saturday morning.
The 40-year-old – who retired at 26 to modify to boxing, changing into British mild welterweight boxing champion earlier than returning to soccer as a coach – started his social media sparring by apparently debunking a lot of ‘Manchester United myths’.
It began along with his declare that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is the ‘greatest midfielder England has produced in years’.
After all, soccer is a recreation of opinions, and clearly United followers disagreed, replying with all of the explanation why they consider Scholes was a superior participant.
It’s in all probability one of the widespread pub debates within the historical past of pub debates, proper?
And Woodhouse couldn’t resist, as he minimize them down with an in depth breakdown of what he believes they’re all completely unsuitable… which simply made them angrier.
Scholes was truly voted within the PFA Crew of the 12 months twice, in 02/03 and 06/07 – two of Manchester United’s title-winning years.
That is when he teased a reply from a peeved Scholes Jnr…
That’s Woodhouse with Gerrard, above, throughout his spell within the Premier League with Birmingham Metropolis.
He then turned his consideration to Giggs, saying the Welshman was solely ever a ‘good’ participant whose capability has grown right into a ‘fantasy’ since his retirement.
He in contrast his aim and help output over his 22-year profession to one among a full-back, and mentioned Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been extra of a aim menace within the infancy of his profession.
And in addition to indignant United supporters, these claims additionally hilariously prompted a response from Giggs’ brother, Rhodri… which ought to want no clarification.
So we assume after a spot of lunch and possibly dinner later within the day, Woodhouse was again at it once more and continued his Giggs-bashing within the night.
He went onto say Giggs’ very good FA Cup strike in April 1999, which noticed him pierce by means of a powerful Arsenal defence and fireplace the ball into the roof of the web to create one of many iconic moments within the competitors’s 140-year historical past, is ‘massively overhyped’.
Sure, he was baiting and sure, his info could not have all been 100 per cent right, however it’s made for some enjoyable on an in any other case uneventful Saturday.