Manchester United and Bayern Munich have taken to social media to announce a pre-season Friendly, but have ended up poking fun at each other with a bit of good natured banter.
Jose Mourinho’s side will jet of to the USA following the completion of this summer’s World Cup, where the players who haven’t been to Russia will play a number of friendlies, including against the likes of AC Milan, Real Madrid and Liverpool.
However, with a number of players set to be absent from the tour of the US thanks to their involvement with their national sides, Manchester United have arranged one final pre-season friendly against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on August 5 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Man Utd took to their twitter page to announce the game, asking if there were any ‘takers’ for them to visit a big club in Germany for a friendly.
In what was probably a prearranged set of tweets, Bayern responded within two minutes saying the only ‘takers’ they were interested in were English penalty takers, as the Bavarian giants took a swipe at the England national team’s dismal record in penalty shoot-outs over the years, especially against Germany.
The German’s have been well known for their hilarious antics and banter on social media for a number of years, but just minutes after their little dig at English Football, United hit back, reminding Bayern of United’s famous Champions League final victory back in 1999.
Here is how the the announcement looked on Twitter….
The only takers we’re interested in are for good penalties, and as an English club, you guys probably wouldn’t know about that… 🐸🍵 pic.twitter.com/7TJbc2V6lr
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) June 11, 2018