Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge wasn’t meant to end like this. There was supposed to be a bit of sentimentality, some serious fight from his players and, if it was to be a loss, it was to be a respectable loss.

All that went out the window after 33 seconds when Pedro scored the first, and by the time the fourth went in all hope had been lost for a while.

Twitter though, was lapping it up.

This was sent at 2-0. At 4-0 it was even funnier

Mourinho when he sees Chelsea winning 2:0, but remembers he's United's manager Lmao #CHEMUN

— Made (@MadeManJama) October 23, 2016

And while Mourinho sat furiously scribbling away, some thought he was thinking about life after football

— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) October 23, 2016

Even Jose’s former players were making jokes at his expense

Jose still knows how to get the best out of @ChelseaFC #CHEMUN

— Eidur Gudjohnsen (@Eidur22Official) October 23, 2016

Honestly, a lot of it was merciless

Good thing Mourinho is used to losing at Stamford Bridge by now.

— Lars Pollmann (@LarsPollmann) October 23, 2016

But the former Chelsea manager wasn’t the only source of humour

It was only a matter of time before we started seeing clown on clown violence…

— John Pinto (@John_Pinto) October 23, 2016

Some of his players were too

When you realise Ibrahimovic cost nothing and is still a waste of money… #CHEMUN

— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) October 23, 2016

Hi @juventusfc, would you like #POGBACK?#CHEMUN

— BatDog (@BarkKnightRises) October 23, 2016

Imagine paying £89m for a dabbing Frimpong

— Pabζ (@Parmpal_) October 23, 2016

(Emmanuel Frimpong himself actually RT’d that one)

And the way in which they were unveiled…

When is Stormzy making his debut?

— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) October 23, 2016

Although let’s be honest, we all know who’s really to blame

I'm sure this result is still somehow Wayne Rooney's fault. #CHEMUN

— JΛY BUCKS 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) October 23, 2016

There’s even proof

Octopus Wayne Rooney predicted the outcome 4years ago #CHEMUN

— Duro-Dada Gideon (@Hardedoyine) October 23, 2016

United’s celebrations from just a few days previously were prime content for jokes

Remember when they did that dab against Fenerbahçe though? Great times they were. Glory days #CHEMUN

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 23, 2016

I wonder if Pogba & Lingard have a special handshake for when they lose convincingly away from home.. Cry-dab into each others arms maybe?

— Copa90 (@Copa90) October 23, 2016

And Eden Hazard’s prominence in the game, scoring, was given added significance

Hazard runs to Mourinho and mouths. 'I could have done that last year, but I didn't, because I hate you'. Great scenes.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 23, 2016

Hazard is on one. Chucked away a year of his career to get Jose fired, and now he wants to kill him in this game. #CHEMUN

— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) October 23, 2016

At 4-0 down, some thought there was only one man capable of saving United

United better sub on Alex hunter 😩

— Farrell (@__JD19) October 23, 2016

"Right son, here it is, your big chance."

— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) October 23, 2016

Antonio Conte’s pre-match team talk was imagined

Conte in the dressing room before the game

— T. (@_oluwatsup) October 23, 2016

People loved when he tried to amp up a crowd that had gone a bit flat towards the end

Hahahaha Conte having a pop at his own fans for being absolutely crap. Brilliant.

— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) October 23, 2016

As well as imagining Conte in cahoots with Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp to finally finish Mourinho

'Together brothers, together we end the chequebook bus driver'

— TF⁹ (@TheFalseNein) October 23, 2016

But we’ll leave you with this, because in all honesty we *are* wondering how Mourinho ended up in this situation

*Freeze frame*
*Record scratch*
Yup, that's me. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation.

— Zito (@_Zeets) October 23, 2016