Linfield matchday programme ‘dig’ at Rangers was nothing to do with Dundee United, spokesman claims

Action from Satyrday's Irn Bru Cup game with Linfield

Dundee United have dismissed a matchday programme article which fans have taken to be a dig at Rangers.

Introducing Saturday’s Irn Bru Cup opponents Linfield, the article states the Northern Irish side is “the most successful team in the world still in existence”.

Linfield have won 52 league wins to there name, while Rangers won 54 prior to their liquidation in 2012.

Fans took the meaning of “still in existence” as a pop at the Ibrox side following the two teams’ frosty recent history.

However, a spokesman for the Tannadice side claimed the article was nothing to do with them.

He told the Daily Record: “Our matchday magazine is outsourced to an independent editor who has his own volunteer writers and the club has no editorial input into the magazine.

“Having spoken to the editor he informs us that the introduction information relating to Linfield was put together from various information sources, including the internet, and was intended to promote the achievements of our visitors Linfield.”

Linfield appeared to hit back at the article, tweeting their support for “Scotland’s most successful club” with the hashtag #WATP. The tweet was later deleted by the Belfast side.

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