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Manchester United and Microsoft lampooned by Twitterati

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Manchester United and Microsoft lampooned by Twitterati

The failure of a high-profile football transfer has led quick-thinking Twitter users to pour scorn over two of the most widely recognised companies on the planet.

After news broke in the early hours of this morning that Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid had broken down due to a delay in submitting paperwork, tongue-in-cheek observers have suggested that outdated Microsoft software at the Old Trafford club may be the problem.

Even BBC Radio 5 Live was quick to get in on the act, tweeting a picture of the Manchester United custodian alongside a dreaded Windows error message.

Former United player and current talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil, meanwhile, joked that the deal may have been scuppered due to interference from Clippy, the unpopular cartoon paperclip who acted as Office Assistant in many Microsoft programs until he was finally ditched in 2007.

At present, reports vary as to who was to blame for the botched transfer. According to the BBC, Spanish sources say that United did not get the paperwork to the Spanish FA until 11:01pm BST, missing the deadline by a minute. The Red Devils, however, contest that they submitted the documents within the deadline and have a receipt to prove it.

With clubs in England still having until 6:00pm tonight to finalise transfers and #DeadlineDay not surprisingly trending on Twitter, those using the social media platform are sure to have their say on some of the last minute deals, as well as any further hiccups made by clubs frantically trying to boost their squads before the transfer window reopens in January.

John Murray

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