Man Utd delete tweet using Europa League hashtag as defeat mocked by fans

Manchester United were forced to delete a tweet that used the Europa League hashtag after their defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is coming under mounting pressure after losing to the Turkish minnows in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Demba Ba opened the scoring after some bizarre defending from the visitors with everyone high up the pitch.

When the ball was cleared it left the former Chelsea striker with more than half a pitch of free space.

And the 35-year-old strolled towards goal before slotting past Dean Henderson with ease.

Basaksehir doubled their lead and Anthony Martial grabbed one back but it was not enough.

After the match, United tweeted out why Victor Lindelof missed the match.

But through a mistake, they used the Europa League hashtag '#UEL' to round off the tweet and fans were quick to point out the error.

One fan said: "Manchester United admin couldn't believe Manchester United were playing in the champions league so he used Europa league hashtag instead."

"They see the future," another posted.

"Lol. You can't blame them, It looked like an Europa league team we played against, what a shame! #OleOut," a third remarked.

And this fan said: "The admin even knows the team don’t deserve to be in the UCL."

The result has put Solskjaer under serious pressure going into the weekend.

United face Everton and it is increasingly becoming a must-win match with the Red Devils languishing in 15th in the Premier League.

The Norweigan coach's saving grace this season has been the team's performance in the Champions League after wins over Paris St-Germain and RB Leipzig.

But the loss to Basaksehir has set them back while their league form continues to be poor.

However, Solskjaer was defiant over his job and dismissed any talk of him being sacked.

He said after the match on Wednesday: "I decline to comment on such a thing. It is early on. Opinions are there all the time. We have to stay strong.

"I am employed by the club to do a job and I'm doing that to the best of my ability with my staff."

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