Marcus Rashford deletes tweet congratulating Leeds United on winning promotion

Marcus Rashford congratulated Leeds United on winning promotion before appearing to have second thoughts

Marcus Rashford congratulated Leeds United on winning promotion before appearing to have second thoughts (Picture: Getty)

Marcus Rashford congratulated Leeds United upon confirmation of their promotion back to the Premier League, before appearing to have second thoughts and quickly deleting a tweet which garnered a less than enthusiastic response from his adoring Manchester United fans.

The west Yorkshire club’s return to the top flight after a 16-year absence was rubber-stamped on Friday night following West Bromwich Albion’s defeat at Huddersfield.

Rashford was only seven years of age when Leeds were last in the big time but would surely have been aware of the rivalry and animosity that exists between supporters of both clubs.

‘As a United fan I’m happy to see Leeds United back in the Premier League where they belong. Contrats,’ he wrote before quickly removing his message, but not before it was spotted by a number of Red Devils supporters who were less than impressed.

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Marcus Rashford quickly deleted his tweet in which he congratulated Leeds United

Marcus Rashford quickly deleted his tweet in which he congratulated Leeds United (Picture: Twitter)

Leeds’ promotion, coming hot on the heels of Liverpool’s coronation as Premier League champions, prompted Gary Neville to describe 2019/20 as ‘the season of death’ during his co-commentary stint on Friday night as West Ham eased their relegation fears with a win over Watford.

For anyone with an association with Leeds, however, joy was unconfined, including Paul Robinson, the former England goalkeeper, who was part of the side managed by Eddie Gray which dropped out of the top flight back in 2004.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: ‘It’s been long-awaited and very long overdue. When I played that last game in 2004, 16 years ago, you never envisaged that Leeds United would be out of the top flight for so long, and even dropping to the third tier of English football.

‘From what Marcelo Bielsa inherited two-and-a-half years ago – a team that finished 14th in the Championship – to now automatic promotion to the Premiership, it’s absolutely fantastic.

‘A Premiership with Leeds United in it is a much more attractive fixture than many others.’

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