Manchester United’s Independence Day campaign is embarrassing

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United fans have criticised the club’s latest foray into film after a trailer for Independence Day Resurgence involving the likes of Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney was released on Tuesday.

Mata, Rooney, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Ashley Young all star in the trailer, in which they fight aliens in spaceships with the help of actor Jeff Goldblum.

The video came after Man United were involved in the promotion of X-Men: Apocalypse in recent weeks. For that film, Rooney again acted (poorly) in another trailer and the club even stooped to painting mascots as blue ‘mutants’ and leading them out onto the Old Trafford pitch. It’s safe to say that fans weren’t happy with United’s latest effort:

United’s various promotion deals had been bordering on the ridiculous for a while now but this latest trailer has tipped things over the edge.

Of course, it keeps the money coming in, which in turn helps improve the team.

But United and Jose Mourinho should be focusing on the football pitch and there can be no more nonsense like this if the club are to get back in the Champions League and challenge for the Premier League title.

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