Get ready to cringe, Manchester United players have joined forces with 20th Century Fox, the Official Feature Film Partner of Man Utd, Hollywood actors Jeff Goldblum and Angelababy to help promote Independence Day Resurgence.
The 85-second clip features some of the club’s biggest players- Captain Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Ashley Young, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind. This isn’t the first time the Premier League giants have done a movie tie-in with 20th Century Fox. Earlier this year Man Utd starred in a X-Men Apocalypse film, it was equally pretty awkward.
The crossover has been lampooned on social media, because let’s be honest- it’s pretty terrible.
@ManUtd whoever signed this off needs firing and lowering into an active volcano.
— Jono Yates (@jonoBLITZ) June 14, 2016
— Rebecca Skelly (@becckss) June 14, 2016
— Tom Morley (@ToMorley) June 14, 2016
@ManUtd I just cringed myself into a different universe.
— John Allen (@jonnyallenuk) June 14, 2016
@manutd Can you stop humilating 569 mil fans …..??
— Mrs Mourinho (@missp000) June 14, 2016
.@ManUtd That’s arguably the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life, ever
— Stephen Mac Conaill (@Head54) June 14, 2016
— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) June 14, 2016
— Alex Downey (@downerelovic) June 14, 2016
@ManUtd Please just stop, whoever is monitoring twitter comments please pass on the fans utter detest so we never have to see this again.
— Daniel Fieldhouse (@DanFieldhouse) June 14, 2016
Here’s the X-Men crossover for your ‘enjoyment’:
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