Liverpool get familiar with their new surroundings for their Marbella training camp, Sir Alex Ferguson’s shopping list is leaked, and there’s a move for Sam Allardyce – all in Social Shots.
In our new regular feature, we take a look at the best social media posts from across the world of football in the past 24 hours. Football and social media can go hand in hand, but not everyone gets it right. Here, we celebrate those that do, highlighting the posts that have made us chuckle, the videos of wonder goals that we’ve just had to watch again, or just anything we felt simply had to be shared….
Pep Guardiola, a man of many talents.
Was not expecting to see Pep Guardiola performing backing vocals to Coolio’s Gangsta's Paradise, but here we are pic.twitter.com/atbaAVBOlk
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 21, 2019
Disappointed Game of Thrones viewers need to get some perspective.
Game Of Thrones fans that are upset at being let down after 8 seasons…
Imagine how Leeds fans feel? pic.twitter.com/PWojApw0Cp
— Football Away Days (@AwayDayFooty) May 21, 2019
Plan behind the prank
Manchester City have revealed how they pulled off the prank fooling people into thinking they’d broken the Premier League trophy.
After SHOCKING FOOTAGE emerged of a broken @premierleague trophy yesterday, we thought it time we put the record straight…
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 21, 2019
Kompany in red?
Vincent Kompany is bidding an emotional farewell to Manchester City, but things could have turned out very differently. This leaked list of Sir Alex Ferguson’s transfer targets at rivals United from 2004 shows that Kompany, then a teenager at Anderlecht, could have ended up on the other side of the Manchester divide.
— utdreport (@utdreport) May 22, 2019
Little Big Sam
Oxford United have announced the signing of Sam Allardyce – no, not that one… it’s the veteran manager’s grandson!
— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) May 22, 2019
Not bad surroundings for Liverpool at their Marbella training camp…
Training time. 🌄 pic.twitter.com/D2YuoNte4r
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 22, 2019
One day after retiring from the Ghanaian national team due to being stripped of the captaincy, former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision in time for the African Cup of Nations… due to a plea from his country’s president.
A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded.
I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah to help win the AFCON trophy @AnimSammy @PrinxRandy @BaffourGyan4 pic.twitter.com/WSlHZrjWrd
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) May 22, 2019
Not really Inter it
Inter Milan’s new kit features some diagonal stripes across the middle. It’s, erm, different.
Thoughts on the new Inter Milan shirt….?
Looks a little wonky to us 😵 pic.twitter.com/zDGWxBQJaL
— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) May 22, 2019
Simple but solid
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have got it right with their new stripes.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 22, 2019
On this day…
20 years ago today, Man Utd collected the second trophy of their famous treble by beating Newcastle in the FA Cup final.
#OnThisDay in 1999, we won the FA Cup in a 2-0 win vs Newcastle!
— UnitedReds.com (@UnitedRedscom) May 22, 2019