JUAN Mata of Chelsea’s move to Manchster United was first confirmed by a premature tweet from a sponsor.
If Swansea City sign a new player, you’d expect to hear it confirmed by the club or boss Michael Laudrup first.
But Chevrolet bypassed that officialdom by announcing the news of Mata’s arrival themselves, before the player had even thrashed out personal terms.
United agreed a £37million deal earlier this week to take Mata to Old Trafford.
But American car company Chevrolet tweeted its followers to let them know the deal was done, before it was, at least officially.
They also called the midfielder a striker.
But the tweet was pulled and replaced with an apology, just as people began correcting the car company on its mistake about Mata’s position.
The new tweet said: ‘Our apologies! Got a little eager at the possible new #MUFC member. Let’s stay tuned for official news #TooExcited,'
Manchester United fans will be hoping Mata’s United career will be less mistake-prone.