Footy fans have been left to speculate after footage emerged of a rather awkward exchange between Ed Woodward and Phil Jones during United’s defeat to West Ham on Sunday.
After Aaron Cresswell’s exquisite free-kick put the Hammers 2:0 up, cameras swung to the reaction in the stands and caught Jones muttering something that appeared to rile the chief executive.
Woodward then scolded Jones as if he was a teacher telling off a pupil who was dicking about on a school trip.
Everyone and their granny suddenly became a lip-reading expert and had a bash at deciphering the exchange on Twitter.
And the consensus appears to be the following:
Jones: ‘Sacked in the morning’
Woodward: ‘We’re on camera, stop’.
However, we can exclusively reveal what was actually said between the pair was probably this:
Jones: ‘I miss Smalling’
Woodward: ‘Mike’s in Italy, stop!’
Or possibly this:
Jones: ‘Give it Giggsy in morning’
Woodward: ‘What about Rhodri? Stop’.
Jones: ‘Want anything from the vendy’
Woodward: ‘A can of 7-UP’.
Jones: ‘Rochdale on Wednesday’
Woodward: ‘That’s us out of the cup’.
Jones: ‘Sex in the morning?’
Woodward: ‘We’ve seen your orgasm-face. Stop’.
Jones: ‘My arse is numb’
Woodward: ‘Why don’t you sit on my lap?’.
But most likely this:
Jones: ‘Remember my 5-year deal, Ed?’
Woodward: ‘Please shut the f**k up?’.