Manchester United player cannot boil an egg: member of squad the butt of yolks, sorry jokes, as Twitter left shell-shocked

'No danger of him getting poached this summer'

James Orr
Monday 23 May 2016 11:31 BST
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As reported in today's Independent, a Manchester United player cannot hard boil an egg.

Mark Ogden's insider piece about the end of Louis van Gaal's reign at Old Trafford reads: "The story of one player asking the club chef to cook him two hard-boiled eggs to take home as he did not know how to boil them himself underlines the sense within the squad that too much is now done for the younger element of the team."


Unsuprisingly, Twitter was full of yolks, sorry jokes, on the subject that a fully-grown human cannot hard boil an egg.

Here is the best of the reaction:

After a disappointing campaign in terms of style and substance at Old Trafford, the door is now open for Jose Mourinho's return to management.

Before the celebrations had even subsided at Wembley on Saturday, United's FA Cup win was being overshadowed by fresh reports that Van Gaal was to be replaced by the former Chelsea boss in the coming days.

Van Gaal stood firm when asked about his position in the post-match press conference at Wembley, but fuelled speculation on Sunday by telling a reporter outside the team hotel that "it's over".

The brevity of the comment meant it was not immediately clear whether that meant the former Holland manager had been told his time at United was at an end, although his situation could soon become clearer.

Van Gaal arrived at United's Aon Training Complex at around 8.45am on Monday, his Mercedes sweeping into the Carrington training ground.

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Two years ago predecessor David Moyes attended a morning meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the club's training complex and a statement confirming the Scot's sacking followed shortly afterwards, just 10 months into a six-year deal to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.

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