As Alex Iwobi slotted home his second goal in two games against Watford on Sunday, I sent out a Tweet.

I wondered if I might hook a few United fans, but I wasn’t quite prepared for what was to follow.

My crime? I compared Iwobi, with his two goals and one assist in his last two games, with Anthony Martial.

Actually, I didn’t even do that.

I saw a chance to have a little laugh at how much United paid for Martial, and Iwobi seemed like a good vehicle to do that.

No-one with any sort of sense would have failed to see how loaded the tweet was and how it was nothing to take seriously:

But then United fans are notorious for being able to dish it out and not take it.

I’m not sure what is funnier – that they are so touchy about the price they paid for Martial, or the fact that so many got so angry over what was clearly not even something serious.

Here’s just a small sample of what came my way. It was so much fun: