AVID Manchester United fan Rory McIlroy has questioned current manager Louis van Gaal’s credentials, much to the anger of their online following.
McIlroy, who recently reclaimed golf’s world number one ranking, is an Old Trafford regular and is often invited to parade his trophies in front of fellow fans after a Major win.
However, he may not be welcomed back anytime soon, as the 26-year-old has revealed he has his doubts over whether current manager van Gaal can restore the club to their former glory.
"I think the new signings will be good in time, but I'm not convinced LVG is the right man to lead us,” he said when speaking to Sky Sports at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
"I don't know, it's a hard one. Everyone is dropping points, and it looks like City might run away with the league. At least we're back in Europe, so that's a good thing."
United have collected seven points from a possible 12 from their opening four Premier League games, and they host rivals Liverpool on Saturday before beginning their Champions League campaign next week.
McIlroy's scepticism has not gone down well with their enormous online following, with the Holywood man feeling their wrath on Twitter, although a minority of supporters gave the Irishman their backing.
@SkyFootball Football is not a pot noodle, takes time to put a side together and for that side to gel
— Kali K0-J0 (@Joe_Magnus) September 8, 2015
Plastic fan. Why would you come out and publicly say something like that about the team you supposedly support? @SkyFootball
— Just Me (@SuperDuperSense) September 8, 2015
@SkyFootball Says the man who tripped over his own feet whilst playing!!!!!
— Fathead (@fathead35) September 8, 2015
@SkyFootball I strongly agree with him...
— Baljeet Moloko (@MLKoooDNL) September 8, 2015
— Nnamdi Mbonu (@presidentnm) September 8, 2015