Aston Villa’s Matt Targett came under fire from fans during the first half of their clash with Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.
Villa were looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins after a second-half blitz saw them beat Everton 3-0 on home soil last weekend.
United, meanwhile, came into the game with four victories from their first five league matches, having snatched a dramatic victory away to West Ham United last time out.
The story of Targett’s first half
Dean Smith opted for a back three at Old Trafford, with Targett and Matty Cash operating as the two wing-backs.
The pair nearly combined for an opening goal as Cash fired it across the face, but Targett couldn’t keep his close-range shot under the bar. It classed as a ‘big chance’ for the visitors.
Targett’s SofaScore rating of 6.3 was the second-lowest among Villa’s outfielders (only Danny Ings’ score was poorer). He misplaced half of his eight attempted passes.
Here’s what Villa fans had to say about his display.
These Villa fans tear into Targett
“watkins and targett are having a stinker, need watkins to score as well”
“Targett missed a sitter and got sent to the shops by Wan Bissaka. They are having fun with him right now”
“Watkins and Targett are shadows of their selves from last season”
“Targett tragically bad this season”
“Matty Targett missing a chance even I’d score. Should be ahead.”
“Matt Targett needs to get a grip or get subbed”
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