Plastic Fans? Manchester United supporters selfie with Lucas Moura after Spurs game

It’s not exactly the best time to be a Manchester United fan, with rumours swirling about discontent between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho, and also between the latter and Ed Woodward.

These United fans took a selfie with Spurs star Lucas Moura after the game at Old Trafford (Jose Mourinho’s heaviest ever loss at home in any competition)– were they plastic fans, as described by some? Or do we read too much into supporting a club? Were they just showing sportsmanship, appreciating the quality of an opposition player? Or were they, as some are saying, Brazilian United fans who wanted to take a pic with a representative of their national team?

United fans selfie with Lucas Moura after 3-0 loss

Moura scored twice in this fixture- the first in the 52nd minute, and the other in the 84th minute, when he embarrassed United defender Chris Smalling in a one on one.

Despite having played only one game at Old Trafford for Tottenham, Moura is now the record goal scorer for Spurs in the Premier League at OT against United- a stat that underlines how much of a dominance the Red Devils have had over the Lilywhites over the last two and a half decades.

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