It hasn't been the best of seasons for Manchester United, and their poor season was capped off by a mischievous intern at the BBC declaring they are rubbish on the BBC News ticker.

The BBC were forced to apologise after a message saying "Manchester United are rubbish" was displayed on the news ticker this morning, which was attributed to a trainee learning how to write text for the news ticker.

The message was accidentally published onto the live BBC News ticker, which soon went viral.

Manchester United have endured their worst season in 30 years, finishing 6th and well off the pace of Premier League champions Manchester City.

The BBC News anchor apologised on air for the message, which was "not written in earnest" and apologised for any offence caused to fans of the team.

Twitter was quick to have a field day with the message, with United fans joking that the headline is accurate considering United's recent poor form and that the BBC were accurately reporting the news.

The red side of Manchester has endured a miserable season despite the big-name signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils were forced to watch their cross-town rivals clinch the Premier League title on Sunday and may yet have to endure seeing bitter rivals Liverpool lift their 7th Champions League trophy on Saturday night.

With the hiring of Dutchman Erik Ten Hag, United are now hopeful that the Sir Alex Ferguson era will return to the club sooner rather than later and won't be the subject of rogue BBC trainees.