Liverpool fans troll Manchester United players training at the WACA by flying banner over session with message: ‘6 X European champions!’
- Liverpool supporters came up with stunt to wind up Manchester United squad
- ‘Liverpool FC 6 X European Champions!’, read the banner behind the plane
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were training below at the WACA in Perth
Mischievous Liverpool supporters in Australia have flown a banner over Manchester United’s training session at the WACA in Perth.
The plane cruised over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad trailing the message: ‘Liverpool FC – 6 X EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS.’
Jurgen Klopp’s side have huge support down under and made their presence felt with a dig at their rivals.
Liverpool supporters flew a banner over the Manchester United training session
The United players were training below when they were reminded of their rivals’ achievement
It is unknown whether the small white aircraft was hired by one fan or a group of supporters.
But they timed the prank to perfection with the United players working hard on the famous cricket ground’s turf below.
The Old Trafford club endured a dreadful campaign last season, a stark contrast to their old rivals who ran Manchester City close in the Premier League and then capped off their campaign with their sixth European Cup.
The banner cut through some cloud around the WACA with United training below
Marcus Rashford and Co are preparing for their first friendly of United’s pre-season
There was a serious mood in training where Paul Pogba (left) and Diogo Dalot looked focused
No doubt it was an untimely reminder for Solskjaer and Co, although perhaps it motivated them to push harder in their pre-season session.
United are preparing for the first friendly on tour against Perth Glory on Saturday.
They are working hard to hit top condition for the start of the season where they will attempt to wrestle the bragging rights back from Merseyside.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City this season
United failed to qualify for the Champions League as they ended last term pitifully in sixth place on 66 points.
They were a mammoth 31 points behind Liverpool but many fans were relieved to see the Reds fall just short of the Premier League title.
That said, Klopp’s side’s triumph over Tottenham in Madrid put them three European Cup wins ahead of United, who have claimed three in their history.
Anthony Martial is preparing for what could be a vital season if he is to stay at United