The realms of the Whatsapp Group and football have intersected a bit of late.
Last year, Luca Toni told us of perhaps the coolest WhatsApp group in existence: the 2006 World Cup-winning Italian squad. What a gang of lads!
On a tangential football/WhatsApp note, perhaps the pithiest summary of Cristiano Ronaldo came from journalist Tom Williams.
Monumental player, Ronaldo, but if he was one of your mates, there'd be a WhatsApp group he didn't know about.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) June 14, 2016
And to stray briefly into important, public service journalism, we dug up the Irish WhatsApp group from Saipan.
Delightfully, last night we were furnished with further details of a group to rival the Italian one: a Man United WhatsApp group featuring a bunch of former players who played under Alex Ferguson toward the end of his management career. Rio Ferdinand spilled the details on BT Sport last night. The broadcaster are keeping faith with their show Premier League Tonight in which they take viewers' questions through the medium of the video selfie.
These rarely offer anything of interest, but last night's bucked the trend. One 'Boro fan asked Ferdinand who was Ferguson's favourite player at United, and in revealing it was Darren Fletcher, Ferdinand spilled the details of the existence of the WhatsApp group.
He refused to be drawn on many of the names, but did reveal that Anderson chips in with the odd, unintelligible contribution.
You can watch it below.
Man United WhatsApp Group
Glorious. We assume Roy Keane isn't there, but if he is there, his reaction to Anderson's random emojis is the kind of editorial direction Gogglebox should be taking.
We'd love to see what the conversation was like after Ferdinand peeled back the lid last night.