A number of Aston Villa supporters have hit out at Ross Barkley on social media for his first half display against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
Dean Smith named the same side which beat Everton 2-1 last time out, with Jack Grealish unavailable for the 12th game in succession.
However, it was Barkley’s performance which had a number of Villa fans talking online, and not for the right reasons.
The 27-year-old was making his 17th Premier League start of the season and 26th appearance in all competitions during the current campaign. His display in the opening stages didn’t exactly impress some fans, though, with many venting their frustrations on Twitter.
The attacking midfielder was lining up in front of Douglas Luiz and John McGinn at Villa Park but failed to really get involved, leaving many Villa fans frustrated as he wasted a 14th-minute cross, a moment indicative of his display.
Villa fans react to Barkley’s performance
Here is what these Villa supporters had to say about the England international, with one describing his display as ‘poor’.
“Traore and Barkley really doing us no favours“
“Barkley is a waste of a man on the pitch“
“Dross Barkley strikes again“
“Traore and Barkley are so so poor“
“Can we send Barkley back now?“
“If Barkley had just some footballing IQ“
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