Pictures of the WhatsApp conversation, allegedly from a source within Old Trafford, were shared hundreds of thousands of times on Twitter.
Now experts are claiming the leaked conversation broke the internet worse than the time Kim Kardashian exposed her giant oiled-up arse on a magazine cover.
The conversation, allegedly from a United player’s group chat, read:
JLingzzz: ‘OGS to be sacked in the morning, can’t attack, being announced 930am tomorrow, MUTV channel 418 for Sky subscribers, in your kit bag you need:
1 set of party poppers
1 bottle of champagne
1 Argentinian phrase book’
WoodyEd: ‘Yer balls, has to be a wind up’
JLingzzz: ‘Not sure mate, just got it passed to me, they did keep Jose’s sacking quiet though for 24hours’
PPogz6: ‘*praying hands emoji*’
The leaked convo sent the internet into meltdown with everyone assuming ‘OGS’ was under-fire Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Old Trafford outfit could only manage a 2-2 draw at home against newly-promoted Aston Villa yesterday which leaves them 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool.
Many United fans believed the conversation was legit and demanded the 46-year-old Norwegian be replaced by former-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
‘We need to sack Solskjaer and bring in Poch, give him £200M to spend on 3 or 4 players then sack him a year later. It’s the United way’, Tweeted one disgruntled United fan born during the Fergie era.
However, there was an alternative theory that ‘OGS’ was in fact United defender Phil Jones.
‘OGS is obviously Phil Jones. Look how many times he’s put the ball in his own net down the years’, argued another supporter.
One United fan spotted the praying hands emoji from record signing Paul Pogba who’s been out of action since September with a dislocated eyelash.
‘You can do one ‘n all’ Tweeted @GNev2.
As a result of the furore caused by the leaked conversation, Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward made an announcement to the New York Stock Exchange this morning:
‘Following on from last night’s revelations that a sacking at Manchester United was imminent, I can confirm that Oliver G. Smith from our accounts department has been relieved of his duties.
‘Oliver knows the company’s policy on setting up fake Tinder profiles using my Wikipedia image’.