The Premier League never disappoints. The action is always fascinating, but the response on social media is what makes it even better.
This week, we have seen some moments which will undoubtedly go down in football history, and that’s exactly how we like it.
So, let’s dive straight in to the memes of the week.
The Head Pat
José Mourinho returned to Old Trafford, only to get sent packing as Manchester United cruised to a 2-1 win. That was bad enough, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made things infinitely worse by patting Mourinho’s head at the end of the game.
Is Mourinho one of the greatest managers of all time, or is he a toddler who has just managed to write his own name with only three spelling mistakes?
girls can be obsessed with football too. solskjaer patting mourinho’s head after outwitting him for 90 mins at Old Trafford is a turnon only football can provide. https://t.co/niAcApwjvs
— Anna Maria (@AnnaMariaMUFC) December 4, 2019
Solskjaer’s pat on the head to Mourinho is up there with Mourinho’s shaking hands with opposing managers with 5 minutes to go. Disrespectful banter at it’s best
— Damien Hanrahan (@HannaBergkamp) December 5, 2019
You’ve got to love Solskjaer acting like everything is alright at Old Trafford these days. The only thing that mattered was getting one over on Mourinho, and that deserves infinite respect.
The absolute scenes when Pep Guardiola returns the favour on Saturday.
So, we’re all in agreement that Everton are pretty rubbish these days? Good.
Marco Silva paid the price for all of that. The Portuguese boss was unceremoniously relieved of his duties after his side were mercilessly picked apart by Liverpool, but that was only the latest in a loooooooong line of disappointing results.
Fans were divided about the decision, but the entire world came together to celebrate the possible return of one man – David Moyes.
Admit it, you absolutely want to see Moyes back in business. Well, unless you’re an Everton fan.
But come on, Toffees. Just take one for the team and bring him home.
David Moyes average win % at Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham: 25.4%
So if he’d been i/c of Everton for their 15 games this season, he’d have four wins (and that’s generous, I’ve rounded up) i.e. no better than Silva.
And that’s without his reactive, dour style and persona… pic.twitter.com/mYgh2Z2rd3
— Rob Hemingway (@rob_hemingway) December 6, 2019
Arsenal fans hated Unai Emery. He was seen as the man dragging this legendary club down, so his departure was one of the happiest days in recent memory for the Gunners (even if that’s not saying much).
Here we are, two games later, and things somehow seem even worse.
Maybe, just maybe, Emery wasn’t the problem…
Arsenal are hovering perilously close to the relegation zone, and their tricky run of fixtures suggests that the fear and anxiety is not going anywhere anytime soon.
— ツ풢퓊퓃퓃푒퓇풵 (@False9Danny) December 6, 2019
The Ban Is Over
Chelsea are back baybeeeeee.
The Blues saw their transfer ban reduced (and lifted) after being found to have committed less than half of the breaches which FIFA punished them for.
Hearing this Gargantuan Establishment of Chelsea Football Club has been unchained… We are in to ruin the market again. Be afraid
— KanteNation (@sethaadusei) December 6, 2019
Jadon Sancho? Go on then.
Ben Chilwell? Of course.
Timo Werner? It’d be rude not to.
Kai Havertz? Well, if you insist.
Is there anything Divock Origi can’t do?
The Belgian played a starring role in the Reds’ 5-2 win over Everton, continuing his ludicrous record in Merseyside derbies. The man scores goals.
It feels like Origi pops off the bench two or three times a season to drop an absolute 11/10 performance, and we’ve had the first one already.
The question is – who’s next?