Campaign to 'unfollow Man Utd' gathers momentum as unhappy fans protest over uninspiring season

A CAMPAIGN for supporters to unfollow Manchester United has seen the club lose "almost a full Old Trafford" of Twitter followers.

Fans have been far from impressed with their miserable league campaign after missing out on Champions League football.

Their season has also seen the sacking of Jose Mourinho and controversial appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United's big money signings have already failed to pay off with £53million-rated Fred and £19million Diogo Dalot failing to shine.

And it appears fans have now seen enough and want to make their own statement.

The campaign was kick-started by fan account The Man Utd Way with 81,000 followers that read: "We aren't a social media experiment. We aren't an advertising agency.

"We want to see @ManUtd return to the football club we once were and if tourists won’t stop going to Old Trafford, make your voices heard on here. I’ve been asked to help back the hashtag. #UnfollowManUnited"

It's a sign of protest

It remains unclear how the trend started but one follower has reportedly been monitoring their followers since the campaign started.

Apparently around 75,000 supporters have opted to click the unfollow button.

He wrote: "Almost a full Old Trafford has chosen to unfollow @ManUtd at this point. Keep it up!"

Other supporters wrote: "yes I did join the unfollow train. We need to let them know they can't be messing us up like that. It's a sign of protest."

A third added: "Might just have to unfollow anything Man Utd related from all social media, it's ruining my mood daily."

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One angry supporter said he's unfollowing the club because of United's leaky defence.

He said: "I will unfollow Man Utd for now. Young will be 35 yrs by July but still our RB. Jones is not United standard and full of errors. Rojo is stealing a paycheck weekly."

But fans still have a long way to go to make any sort of statement with United's Twitter account boasting a staggering 19.2million followers.

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