- Harvey Elliott had successful surgery on his dislocated ankle on Tuesday
- The 18-year-old will start recovering now and hopes to play again this season
- He replied to a United fan mocking his injury on TikTok
- Yet opposition fans noted that the midfielder’s remarks were not accurate.
Liverpool star Harvey Elliott responds to a Manchester United fan mocking an ankle injury on TikTok – but doesn’t get his facts right!
The 18-year-old had successful surgery on his ankle in London on Tuesday, with the Reds hoping the midfielder would be able to play again this season after a horrific injury he suffered against Leeds on Sunday.
Now, in response to a United fan commenting ‘he’s not walking like that anymore’ on a TikTok video featuring Elliott, the midfielder responded by saying on his account: ‘Crazy though United’s last 8 years Compared to how I have more legs, trophies.’
Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott responds to a Man Utd fan mocking his ankle injury on TikTok
Elliott has had a successful ankle operation after injuring him against Leeds on Sunday
However, rival fans on social media were quick to point out Elliott’s mistake, noting that United have actually won four trophies since 2013.
The Red Devils won the FA Cup and Community Shield in 2016, while Jose Mourinho won the 2017 EFL Cup and 2017 Europa League with United.
Despite coming close after losing to Villarreal in last season’s Europa League final, they have not won a trophy since.
Manchester United last won the Europa League in 2017 – one of four trophies since 2013
Rival fans quickly noted Elliott’s mistake in Man United’s trophy count over the past eight years
One fan said: ‘It seems math is not his strong point,’ while another said: ‘It doesn’t make sense. Clearly not the fastest tool in the shed.’
Elliott will face a lengthy absence, but is taking a professional approach to his return.
‘The operation was successful! Many thanks to everyone for your amazing support,’ the 18-year-old wrote on Instagram alongside a shot of the winger in a hospital bed.
Elliot had fallen into a challenge with Leeds man Pascal Struijk and was screaming in pain
The young Liverpool star wrote a post that highlights his professional attitude towards his injury
‘The road to recovery begins now. There is a golden sky at the end of the storm,’ he said, referring to a song from Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ anthem.
A tackle by Pascal Struijk resulted in a red card, with Leeds’ appeal being rejected by the FA this morning.
Struijk now played for the club’s next three matches – Newcastle, against Fulham and West Ham in the Carabao Cup – despite Elliott saying the challenge did not deserve a red card.
Struijk’s red card upheld today after Leeds failed in his appeal