The Old Trafford outfit announced the transfer across its social media profiles at 6 pm on Monday while Arsenal too announced the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the same time – quite understandably. Somehow though if you failed to notice then Manchester City also made a post at the exact same time to reveal that midfielder Kevin De Bruyne had signed a new contract.
Like we said, if you failed to notice Manchester City’s post then it is not exactly your fault.
We have a feeling that City made the announcement at the exact same time as Manchester United’s unveiling of Alexis Sanchez so that they can steal their rivals thunder – but the plan backfired massively.
On Twitter, United’s video for the Sanchez signing has accumulated 155,000 re-tweets and 200,000 likes, not to mention 13,000 comments.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018
Man City’s ‘thunder-stealing’ video for De Bruyne, however, managed only 4,000 re-tweets and 9,900 comments, and less than 500 people have commented on it.
GET EXCITED! 😝@DeBruyneKev has today signed a new contract at the Club!
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 22, 2018
In fact, Arsenal’s tweet revealing the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan got more responses than City’s.
Arsenal’s tweet received 35,000 re-tweets and 53,000 likes.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 22, 2018
Manchester City might be miles ahead of United and Arsenal in the Premier League table but the Citizens are still way behind as far as a large fan base is concerned.
Please note that the numbers mentioned in the article might vary with the tweets. It’s always changing you know.