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:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 14, 2016
@ManUtd This is a disgrace.
— Josh Hood (@starkador) June 14, 2016
@ManUtd whoever signed this off needs firing and lowering into an active volcano.
— Jono Yates (@jonoBLITZ) June 14, 2016
@manutd Can you stop humilating 569 mil fans …..??
— Mrs Mourinho (@missp000) June 14, 2016
.@ManUtd When you can save the world from invasion, but lose at home to Norwich.
— Dan Prior (@MrDanielPrior) June 14, 2016
— David (@Davidlees123) June 14, 2016
— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) June 14, 2016
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.